Kupwara attack: Rahul Gandhi calls incident 'worrying', urges 'strategic and decisive' action

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning, and said such attacks must be met with strategic and decisive action.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Repeated terrorist attacks, especially on army camps, is extremely worrying. Must be met with strategic and decisive action," Gandhi tweeted.

"My heartfelt condolences to the families of our three brave soldiers martyred in the Kupwara attack," he added.

Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a 'fidayeen' attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Seven other soldiers were injured in the assault.

The dead included 26-year-old captain Ayush Yadav from Kanpur, Subedar Bhoop Singh from Rajasthan and Naik BV Ramanna from Visakhapatnam.

The injured were flown to Srinagar for treatment, Defence Ministry sources said. Reports said two of the injured soldiers were in critical condition.

Army officials in Delhi said the militants cut through the two-layered barbed wire fencing of the firing range of the camp, after which they lobbed hand grenades and fired indiscriminately.

Updated Date: Apr 27, 2017 16:10 PM

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