At least 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling. The terror group has claimed responsibility for the incident, report said.
The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district, a police official said. Police identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. He joined the Jaish-Mohammed in 2018, they said. The casualties are likely to go up.
- President Ram Nath Kovind condemns attack on CRPF convoy
- NSG, NIA teams to join investigation in Pulwama terror attack
- RSS seeks stringent action against Kashmir blast culprits
- US, Sri Lanka, Nepal condemn Kashmir terror attack
- Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his shock at “the dastardly attack”, extending his condolences for the bereaved and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured:
- Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti condemn Pulwama ‘fidayeen attack’.
- A police official said that around 3:15 pm, CRPF vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device or IED explosion on highway in Awantipora area of the district.— kashmir observer reported
- The Jaish-e-Mohammad up has claimed responsibility for the incident,he said- Kashmir observer
- The casualties are likely to go up.