A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Pakistan an Air Force base in Pathankot was attacked by at least five terrorists dressed in army-style clothing in the wee hours of Saturday.
The attackers are said to be from terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed. They attacked the base around 3.30 am in the morning.
As soon as the news broke, social media was taken by storm.
The who’s who across the region expressed their views on the micro-blogging site Twitter .
Praising the military force and wishing speedy recover for security personnel few of them tweeted,
Punjab PPCC Capt. Amarinder Singh tweeted,
Our Defence forces have given a befitting reply to the terrorists in #Pathankot & gunned them down, we are all proud of them.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) January 2, 2016
Former Punjab Congress head Partap Singh Bajwa said:
My Tribute to security personnels who laid down their lives fighting terrorists in #Pathankot & wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.— Partap Singh Bajwa (@Partap_Sbajwa) January 2, 2016
Some of them condemned the attack expressing their views:
Member of Parliament from Hisar , Dushyant Chautala tweeted,
Industrialist and former MP from Kurukshetra, Naveen Jindal tweeted:
Strongly condemn the #Pathankot attack. Whenever there is a dialogue between the two nations, terrorists try to sabotage the peace process.— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) January 2, 2016
And others were quick enough to play the blame game in their tweets:
Punjab convener Aam aadmi party Sucha Singh Chotepur said:
2nd attack after Dinanagar is a serious matter for Punjab,why is d Govt. Taking it lightly as a reslt leaving behind so many Innocents dead.— Sucha Singh Chotepur (@SChotepur) January 2, 2016
Punjab BJP Chief Kamal Sharma tweeted:
Shame on Congress for politicising Pathankot terror attack. It is time to rise above political affiliations. #PathanKotAirBaseAttack— Kamal Sharma (@kamalsharmabjp) January 2, 2016