PM Modi paid homage to the soldiers and the family members killed in the terrorist attack in Manipur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack on a convoy of the Assam Rifles killing Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife and their eight-year-old son, apart from four Assam Rifles soldiers, and said their sacrifice will not be forgotten. “Strongly condemn the attack on the Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur. I pay homage to those soldiers and family members who have been martyred today. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of sadness,” PM Modi tweeted.
The terror attack took place at around 10am to 11am on Saturday in Manipur’s Churachandpur. Police said the incident took place near Sehken village as the heavily armed terrorists fired upon the convoy after carrying out an IED blast. The colonel was going to supervise a civic action programme in the Churachandpur, bordering Myanmar.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government over the terror attack and said the incident proves ‘once again’ that the government is incapable of protecting the country.