Srinagar Dec 13: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, his advisor Farooq Ahmad Khan and other political parties condemned Monday's militant attack on a police bus in which two cops were killed and 12 others injured.
A police spokesman said that an ASI and a Selection Grade Constable succumbed to their injuries in the attack while 12 others are undergoing treatment in the attack at Zewan area on Srinagar outskirts this evening.
"Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on J&K Police bus in Srinagar. My homage to our brave martyred police personnel. We are committed to ensure that perpetrators are punished. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families," LG Sinha wrote in a tweet.
The LG said he has directed the concerned authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured.
"I pray for their speedy recovery. Our police and security forces are determined to neutralize the evil forces of terrorism, " he added.
Advisor Farooq Khan also condemned the attack on the police bus terming it as a "despicable act".
“The culprits behind this dastardly attack will not be spared at any cost”, Khan said in a statement.
Advisor Khan said that "such attacks reflect the frustration among the terrorists and their mentors across the border".
He expressed deep sympathies with the bereaved families of the deceased police personnel and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
“Jammu and Kashmir police has always given supreme sacrifices for upholding the security and integrity of the country and such cowardly acts will be given a befitting reply”, asserted Khan.
Among the politicians who condemned the attack were NC vice presidentOmar Abdullah, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti, Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari and People's Conference chief Sajad Gani Lone.
"Terrible news of a terror attack on a police bus on the outskirts of Srinagar. I unequivocally condemn this attack while at the same time send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers for the injuredinjured, "Omar wrote in a tweet.
Mehbooba Mufti while expressing condolences with the bereaved families, targeted the Centre for its "false narrative of normalcy in Kashmir" she said "stands exposed".
"Terribly sad to hear about the Srinagar attack in which two policemen were killed. GOIs false narrative of normalcy in Kashmir stands exposed yet there has been no course correction. My condolences to the bereaved families," the PDP chief tweeted.
J&K Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari also condemned the "henious and cowardly attack" and extended his solidarity with the families of deceased and prayed for speedy recovery to the injured.
PC chief Sajad Lone was also among the politicians to condemn the attack.
"Yet again a cowardly and a dastardly attack. Strongly condemn the attack. My heart goes out for the families. My prayers. May the killers rot in hell, " he wrote in a tweet.