Difficult to stop all terrorist attacks: Rahul

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:13

Bhubaneswar: A day after serial blasts
rocked Mumbai, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said it is "very difficult"
to stop every single terror attack but asserted that 99 per
cent of the strikes in the country have been stopped due to
vigilance and intelligence efforts.

The AICC General Secretary also patted the government
for the manner in which it responded to the latest attack,
saying the response was prompt.

"We are responding to it in a quite organised
fashion," he said at a press conference on the second day of
his visit to Orissa.

Rahul said though 99 percent terror strikes in the
country had been prevented due to vigilance and intelligence,
the aim is to achieve 100 per cent result.

"We will stop 99 per cent of terror attacks but one
per cent of attacks might get through," he said, adding," We
must try to stop 100 per cent of attacks. It is something we
will fight and defeat."

Rahul further said, "It is very difficult to stop
every single terrorist attack. The idea is that we have to
fight terrorism at the local level. We have improved in leaps
and bounds. But terrorism is something that it is impossible
to stop all the time."

He also conveyed his condolences to all the families
affected by yesterday`s explosions which has left 18 persons
dead and 131 injured.

Reminded that there was no terror attack in the US
after the 9/11 strike whereas India often faced the menace,
Gandhi said Americans had been facing attacks in other places
like Afghanistan.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 16:29

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