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Congress slams govt over Sopore IED blast

By PTI
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    New Delhi, Jan 6: The Congress questioned the recent covert meeting of the NSAs of India and Pakistan and alleged that the BJP-led Centre has "singularly failed" to protect the country's defence personnel. Congress leader Anand Sharma was commenting on the IED blast in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, today that claimed the lives of four policemen.

    Congress leader Anand Sharma

    Sharma said not a day goes without attacks on Army, paramilitary and police men and all that the government has to offer are "boastful" statements and tall claims.

    "The accountability of this government will have to be established. This government has singularly failed to reassure the country of its ability to protect defence establishments and personnel. We are completely in the dark as to what was discussed during the recent meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart (retired Lt Gen) Nasser Khan Janjua. There have been similar meetings in the past. What has been their outcome?" Sharma asked.

    Four policemen on patrol duty were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants went off in Sopore town in north Kashmir today, an official said. Five CRPF men were killed on December 31 when heavily armed terrorists carried out a suicide attack on a camp of the paramilitary force in Pulwama in south Kashmir.

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