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Barack Obama condemns terror attacks in J and K

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 19:01 hrs

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, saying his heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives.

President Obama, who hosted Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the White House here, said India continues to suffer from terror attacks.

"As recently as the last few days, India continues to suffer from terror attacks. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives," he said.

President Obama said that he also discussed tensions in the sub-continent with Dr. Singh.

"We share a common interest in Afghanistan, rights of Afghan women, elections there. I thank PM Manmohan Singh for his continued interest in improving cooperation between India and Pakistan," he added.

Three terrorists sneaked across the border into Jammu and Kashmir and killed 10 people, including a Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, in two audacious attacks yesterday.

The militants, who were dressed in Army fatigues, first struck a police station in Hiranagar of Kathua district in Jammu at about 6.45 am, killing four cops and two others. They then attacked an Army camp in Samba district and killed four Army men, before being shot dead in a nine-hour-long gun battle. (ANI)

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