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Reminiscent of ‘dark days’ of pre-2004 militancy: Omar

Srinagar, Feb 14:Former Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Lethpora fidayeen attack is a reminiscent of “dark days of militancy of 2004-2005 Kashmir.”

“Jaish has claimed the blast as a suicide (fidayeen) attack reminiscent of the dark days of militancy pre 2004-05,” Omar tweeted.

 

Calling Thursday’s Lethpora attack, in which at least two dozen CRPF personnel were killed, as terrible news, Omar condemned the attack.

“Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved,” Omar wrote.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti too condemned the attack, saying “no words were enough” to condemn the gruesome attack. “How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?” Mehbooba asked in a tweet.

At least, 30CRPF personnel were killed and over two dozens injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of Pulwama district on Thursday.

This is one of the worst attacks since the 2001 Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly car bombing.