Frequency of attacks on security personnel in J&K worrying: Omar Abdullah

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Srinagar | Updated: June 4, 2016 7:19:01 PM

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the frequency of security forces personnel getting killed in militant attacks in the state was both "tragic and worrying".

omar abdullahFormer Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the frequency of security forces personnel getting killed in militant attacks in the state was both “tragic and worrying”. (PTI)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the frequency of security forces personnel getting killed in militant attacks in the state was both “tragic and worrying”.

“The regularity with which we have to tweet condolences for martyred security force personnel in J&K these days is both tragic & worrying,” Omar wrote on a micro-blogging site.

Omar, who is the working president of the opposition National Conference, said the government should be alarmed by the fact that two attacks have taken place along the highway in south Kashmir since yesterday.

“The realisation that both these attacks took place on the major highways of South Kashmir should have the powers that be sitting up in alarm,” he said on Twitter.

“(Three) 3 BSF personnel yesterday and (two) 2 J&K police persons today. Once again my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased,” he added.

Two police personnel were today killed by militants in poll-bound Anantnag from where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is contesting.

The attack comes in less than 24 hours when militants of banned Hizbul Mujahideen ambushed a BSF convoy at neighbouring Goriwan area at Bijbehara killing three of its personnel.

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