Won't let 'forces of terror' destroy peace: Punjab CM on Amritsar attack

File photo of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 18, 2018, 07.35 PM (IST)

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Sunday vowed that he will not let the "forces of terror" destroy the hard-earned peace in the state even as he condemned the grenade attack on a religious congregation in Amritsar that left three persons dead and many injured.  

While making an appeal to the people "not to panic and remain calm," the chief minister tweeted, "We will not let the forces of terror destroy our hard-earned peace."

"I appeal to the people of Punjab to maintain peace in wake of Amritsar bomb blast. I urge them not to panic and to remain calm," he added.

Amarinder Singh's tweet followed soon after Punjab police chief Suresh Arora told that the incident "appears to have a terror angle... We will take it as a terrorist act."

Three persons were killed and at least 10 injured in a grenade attack on a prayer hall brimming with around 200 devotees on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.

The attack occurred during a religious gathering of the Nirankari sect at Nirankari Bhavan in Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi, which is close to the international airport.

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While making an appeal to the people "not to panic and remain calm," the chief minister tweeted, "We will not let the forces of terror destroy our hard-earned peace."