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Toll Rises to 27 in Suicide Attack on CRPF Convoy in J&K's Pulwama; Biggest Attack in 20 Years

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The suicide bomber's car was laden with 350 kg of explosives that rammed the CRPF convoy in Awantipora on Thursday.

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Srinagar: Twenty seven jawans were killed and 40 injured when a suicide bomber rammed a Scorpio car laden with 350 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy in Awantipora town of Pulwama district on Thursday. This is one of the worst attacks since Uri in 2016. 

Sources said Adil Ahmad Alias Waqar, a resident of Pulwama, was the man driving the car that rammed the 55-seater CRPF bus. Such a car bomb suicide attack is happening after several years. 


The Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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As per initial reports, soon after the attack on the convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar, gunshots and grenade blasts were heard.

IG Police Kashmir Range SP Pani told News18 that the toll was feared to rise.


Last year on Oct 30 security forces gunned down Mohammad Usman, believed to have been the head of the module that was carrying out sniper attacks on forces in the Valley. Usman was the nephew of Moulana Masood Azhar, the chief of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Security forces had claimed it to be one of the biggest successes in anti-terror operations. 

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Condemning the attack, NC leader Omar Abdullah offered his condolences to the families of the bereaved.

 

 

Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved. #Kashmir

 
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti too condemned the attack.
 

Disturbing news coming in from #awantipura . Twelve of our security personnel have been martyred and several have been injured. No words are enough to condemn the gruesome terror attack. How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?

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12 CRPF Men Killed In Blast In Kashmir's Pulwama, Worst Attack Since Uri

SRINAGAR: 

At least 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and over 40 injured after terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today.   

Thirteen of the injured are said to be in a critical condition, and have been moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar. Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Home ministry sources said that terrorists triggered the car bomb while the convoy of over 70 CRPF vehicles was plying through the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Goripora area. One of the vehicles bore the brunt of the explosion. The stretch on which the incident occurred was largely believed to be sanitised of terror activities, and the authorities have termed it as a "serious breach" of security.

"The people behind this dartardly attack will not be spared. We will spare no efforts to ensure that our jawans are avenged," Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said.

"Terrible news coming from the Valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved," former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted soon after the incident. 

While Mr Abdullah termed it as an attack "reminiscent of the dark days of militancy pre 2004-05", Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti condemned the manner in which terrorism had brought the Valley to its knees. "Disturbing news coming in from #awantipura. Twelve of our security personnel have been martyred and several have been injured. No words are enough to condemn the gruesome terror attack. How many  more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?" she tweeted.

Several politicians, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, posted their condolences on the social media.

This is said to be the worst terror strike on security personnel since the Uri attack in September 2016, when four heavily armed terrorists targeted an army brigade headquarters -- causing over 19 deaths. The Indian army had responded with a cross-border surgical strike in which several enemy installations were reportedly destroyed. 

 

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Android_Halwa

Time is right...

revenge has to be planned and executed..

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Android_Halwa

Surgical strike kadu, isari ek dum ghar ne bahar nikalke maar dena chahiye

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Update at 4:58 pm
53 mins ago

The following is the statement released by the CRPF:

  • The convoy started from Jammu around 4am. It was an Up Convoy to Srinagar. 
  • 70 vehicles were in this convoy with 2,500 CRPF personnel. 
  • Road opening party had cleared the route. 
  • The convoy had last checked in at Anantnag. 
  • A civilian car was laden with IED. 
  • CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar is returning to Delhi today evening. 
  • IG Kashmir Zulfikar Hasan is at the spot.
Update at 4:54 pm
57 mins ago

A total of 18 CRPF personnel have been martyred in the IED blast in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, says PTI quoting officials.

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2 minutes ago, Android_Halwa said:

Surgical strike kadu, isari ek dum ghar ne bahar nikalke maar dena chahiye

Esi dobbali sale gaallani...

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gilly

😢😭

E LK group gallani   vethiki vethiki sampalaaaa

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Android_Halwa

Revenge apart, this seems to be a big intel failure...

about 2500 CRPF men are moving in about 80 buses...intha pedda convoy la ilanti incident avadam ekado security protocol la lapse ayinattu vundi..I may be wrong ..kani normal ga inthe pedda convoy veltundi ante pilot vehicles, anti mine vehicle, cordon off , roads seal chestaru..etc itlanti security measures teesukuntaru....atlantidi oka scorpio car vachi convoy la gudhi explode ayiindi ante ekado lapse jarigindi

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