No place for terrorism in a civilised world: Kharge on Rajouri terror attacks

Two children were among the six persons killed in the attacks that were carried out at a village in Rajouri on Sunday and Monday

January 03, 2023 12:36 pm | Updated 09:03 pm IST - New Delhi

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. File

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. File | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Expressing anguish over terror attacks at Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), that claimed six lives, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday that terrorism has no place in a civilised society.

Two children were among the six persons killed in the attacks that were carried out at a village in Rajouri on Sunday and Monday.

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“Extremely pained by the two terror attacks in Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir, in which 6 precious lives including two children have been lost, and 15 people have been injured. We unequivocally condemn these heinous terror attacks, particularly against Kashmiri Pandits in the State,” Mr. Kharge said in a tweet.

“Terrorism has absolutely no place in a civilised society. The nation is together on this issue. We stand with our security forces who are courageously battling terror in J&K on daily basis. Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who had lost their lives in the attacks,” he added.

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On Sunday evening, four people were killed when suspected terrorists opened fire on three houses in the village. Hours later, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the village, killing cousins Samiksha Sharma (16) and four-year-old Vihan Kumar Sharma.

Local persons had claimed that the terrorists had planted the IED on Sunday itself but the security officials missed it during the combing operations after Sunday’s attack.

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