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Modi pays tribute to martyrs of 2001 terror attack

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other parliamentarians Saturday paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the deadly terror attack on the Parliament that took place Dec 13, 2001.

The attack had killed 14 people including five terrorists and six Delhi Police personnel.

Modi, Mahajan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, BJP leader L.K. Advani and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi were among the others who offered floral tributes.

The prime minister also tweeted: "We salute martyrs who lost their lives protecting the Temple of our Democracy on this day in 2001. Their sacrifices are etched in our memory."

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