Hazaribagh- A day after terror strikes rocked the Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, terrorists tried to attack Indian democracy but brave soldiers sacrificed their lives in protecting the country's security.

The Prime Minister also paid tributes to martyrs, who laid down their lives while fighting militants, reported PTI. “Terrorists tried to attack the democracy of India. But the brave soldiers scarified their lives protecting the country's security,” he told an election rally here.

“I pay my tributes to Jharkhand's brave son Sankalp Kumar Shukla and other brave soldiers who scarified their lives. Sankalp Kumar Shukla's martyrdom will be remembered by future generations in the state,” he said.

Kashmir Valley was yesterday rocked by four attacks by militants, who stormed an army camp in Uri, leaving 11 security personnel including Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar dead and killed two civilians in Tral.

Modi, who will be holding a rally in Srinagar city today, had condemned the terror attacks as “desperate attempts” to derail the atmosphere of hope created by the increased voter turnout. Modi saluted the soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation.