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Sonia says internal security situation ‘serious’

Monday, Jan 4, 2016,16:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Terming the internal security situation as serious, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today voiced hope that the Centre was taking all necessary steps to neutralize the terror threats and ensure adequate security of citizens and strategic assets.

Gandhi, who paid homage to martyrs of Pathankot terror attack, expressed her deep concern for the safety of families as also strategic assets of Air Force in view of the fact that counter terror operations are continuing for last 48 hours, a party statement said.

Gandhi saluted the valor of our security forces and paid homage to the seven martyrs, who made the supreme sacrifice while neutralising Pakistani terrorists in Pathankot, it said.

She hoped that Union Government is seized of the serious internal security situation amidst emanating intelligence reports of more terrorist modules and is taking all necessary steps to neutralize the terror threats besides ensuring adequate security of citizens and strategic assets, the party statement said.

Four terrorists were eliminated on Saturday when they had struck at the Indian Air Force base in Pathanko.

The operation against militants holed up at the air base entered the third day today after explosions and firing continued intermittently overnight.