40 jawans killed as explosive-laden car rams into CRPF convoy in Kashmir
Srinagar, 14 February 2019 : Nearly 43 CRPF personnel were martyred and several injured in a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy which occurred on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district around 3: 20 pm on Thursday. Security sources said that today’s attack was the deadliest and worst attack on CRPF in recent times. They said that terrorists rammed the explosive-laden car into the CRPF bus triggering a massive blast. The terrorists indiscriminately fired at the convoy after the blast.
The convoy of the force having nearly 2500 personnel was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and one of the buses was extensively damaged due to the blast in Pulwama District. He said, those injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital for treatment. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack. President Ram Nath Kovind has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
In a tweet, Mr Kovind said that his thoughts and prayers are with the families of martyrs and wished for early recovery to those injured. He said, the entire nation stands united in the fight against the forces of terror and evil. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has condemned the cowardly attack. Mr Naidu said he was shocked by the dastardly attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the dastardly attack on CRPF personnel and termed it as despicable.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, he spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other top officials including National Security Advisor regarding the situation in the wake of the attack. Mr Modi said, the sacrifices of the brave security personnel will not go in vain and the entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs.