Srinagar: Condoling the death of security personnel and civilians in separate militant attacks in the Valley today, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed hope that the central government would plug the gaps in the counter-insurgency grid.
“It's been a terrible day - four attacks and a number of deaths... Security forces and innocent civilians killed in the Valley,” Omar said.
“My heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the four attacks today. I hope @HMOIndia (home minister) takes steps to plug the gaps in C I (counter-insurgency) grid (sic),” he wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.com.
Twenty persons including 11 security forces personnel and a civilian were killed in separate attacks. Eight militants were also killed during the day in different parts of the Kashmir Valley.
Earlier in the day, Omar said the attack on the Army camp in Uri, which left 11 security forces personnel including an army officer dead, was a desperate attempt to disrupt peace and normalcy.
“Once again shows the desperate levels militants will go to disrupt peace and normalcy,” Omar said.