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Awantipora attack reminiscent of 2004-05 phase of Kashmir militancy: Omar Abdullah.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Awantipora fidayeen attack is a reminiscent of “dark days of militancy of 2004-2005 Kashmir.”“Jaish has claimed the blast as a suicide (fidayeen) attack reminiscent of the dark days of militancy pre 2004-05,” Omar tweeted.

Calling the Awantipora attack as terrible news, Omar condemned the attack in which 18 CRPF personnel were killed.

“Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved. #Kashmir,” Omar said.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also condemned the attack, saying “no words were enough” to condemn the gruesome attack. “How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?” Mehbooba asked in a tweet.

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