"I salute the courage of the CRPF personnel martyred today in J&K. They served the nation with utmost dedication. Pained by their demise," he tweeted.
    
"My thoughts are with the families of those martyred today. May those injured recover soon," he said in another tweet.
    
In the deadliest attack on security forces in recent years, 21 CRPF personnel were also critically wounded when terrorists rained bullets on the bus carrying them at Pampore, near Srinagar, in what appeared to be a Fidayeen attack carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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