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Zakura attack reflects Centre's weakness: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Expressing concern over the Zakura attack in which one soldier was killed and eight others were injured, the party on Thursday said repeated attacks exposed the fragile security system in Jammu and Kashmir, which in turn reflects Centre's weakness to curb

"It is clearly reflects shoddy security grid which is in place. Despite our best efforts to corner Pakistan, if we are still being targeted then it clearly shows how fragile Jammu and Kashmir's security system is. The Centre should immediately take stock of the situation. Nevertheless it reflects Centre's weakness," leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.'

Around two-three soldiers are critical and currently undergoing treatment, said Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Inspector General Deepak Kumar.

The attack occurred around 7.30 PM when three SSB companies, around 130 soldiers, were returning after patrolling. The militants open fired at them which then was aptly retaliated by the security forces.

Around 40-50 rounds of bullets were fired upon the convoy.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 22:13 IST