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Aug 07, 2013 at 07:22pm IST

LoC killing: Antony should check facts before speaking, says Nitish

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has criticised the Centre and said that the Nation is worried and scared after the killing of 5 soldiers at the LoC and demanded the government to take appropriate steps to meet the security threat. Four out of the five soldiers who lost their lives in an ambush by the Pakistan troops on Tuesday, were from Bihar.

Kumar slammed Defence Minister AK Antony for his statement in the Parliament over the LoC killings and asked him to ensure that he checks his facts before speaking. "He should think before he speaks. He should get his facts right," he said.

Kumar had announced a state funeral for the martyrs and a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of the slain soldiers by the state government.

The deceased jawans, belonging to 21 Bihar Regiment, were deployed on the Sarla forward post along the LoC in Chakan-Da-Bagh sector of Poonch. A group of 20 heavily armed men led by Pakistani troops entered 450 metres into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector in the wee hours of Tuesday and ambushed a patrol killing the five Indian soldiers.