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Rajnath Singh takes stock of security after 3 soldiers die in Macchal attack

Union home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security in the country on Wednesday.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2016 00:11 IST
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Union home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security in the country on Wednesday.(PTI file photo)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly along the Indo-Pak border where suspected Pakistani terrorists killed three soldiers on Tuesday.

During the hour-long meeting, the home minister was briefed about the prevailing incident at the Macchal sector in Jammu and Kashmir after Tuesday’s cross border attack, official sources said. National security adviser Ajit Doval, Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top officials attended the meeting.

Earlier, the home minister said that people should have faith in the Indian Army in the wake of killing of the three soldiers.

In a cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, the three soldiers were killed, with body of one of them being mutilated in the second such incident in less than a month.

Following the ambush, Army’s Northern Command spokesman said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act”.

This was the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28.

On that day, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, had crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body. One attacker was killed in that incident.

First Published: Nov 24, 2016 00:11 IST