NATION GREAT LOSS: 30 CRPF JAWAN KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACK IN PULWANA DISTRICT
Jammu & Kashmir: Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the dastardly attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district in which 30 CRPF personnel lost their lives on Thursday.
The banned terror outfit identified Adil Ahmad Dar as of the suicide bomber that carried out the attack, as per the news agency PTI. He joined JeM in 2008. Jaish released a video of Ahmar Dar alias Waqas Commando of Gundibagh, Kakpora, shortly after the attack. With Jaish flags in the background, the terrorist can be heard speaking about the atrocities in Kashmir in the video.
A JeM spokesperson Muhammad Hassan said “dozens of forces’ vehicles were destroyed in the attack”. In the attack in Pulwama on Thursday are the biggest yet on the Indian forces since September 18, 2016 attack in Uri.
The Indian forces launched a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) after the Uri attacks.
The attack on Thursday was carried out in Pulwama’s Awantipora town, news agency PTI reported. JeM attacked a CRPF convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and had over 70 vehicles and more than 2,500 personnel. Reports said around 25 others were also injured in the attack that took place on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Awantipora’s Goripora area.
The attack which took place at around 3.15 pm took the security personnel by surprise. As per reports, the bus targeted in the attack was completely destroyed in the attack. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and opposition leaders unanimously condemned the attack.