According to India Today, at least 40 CRPF jawans have been killed and dozens injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The IED blast was triggered by militants who targetted two vehicles carrying the CRPF jawans.
The bus which came under the main impact of the blast belonged to 76 battalion of the CRPF.
The IED blast reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron and body parts could be seen strewn around the area.
According to reports, the militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the blast and said that it was a fidayeen attack carried out by a local youth.
Police have identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad who belonged to the same district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condemn the act of terrorism.
Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019
The sacrifice of those that were martyred will not go in vain.