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30 CRPF jawans killed in IED blast in Kashmir's Pulwama



At least 30 CRPF jawans were killed and many injured in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast in Lethpora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday afternoon

The blast "severely" damaged two CRPF vehicles -- a car and a bus.

Preliminary reports suggested that the blast occurred at 3 p.m. when the CRPF convoy, carrying dozens of jawans, was moving on the highway. CRPF Inspector General said a vehicle laden with explosives hit the convoy.

The convoy was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and was on its way to Pulwama when a suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden SUV crashed into the bus. The bus had 39 jawans on board when the SUV crashed into it.

30 CRPF jawans killed in IED blast in Kashmir's Pulwama


The bus was completely destroyed in the attack. The site of the attack resembled a war zone with body parts and vehicle debris strewn about.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jaish-e-Mohammad targeted a CRPF convoy of 50 vehicles in Kashmir's Pulwama
  • One of the CRPF buses in the convoy was blown up in the powerful IED blast
  • At least 30 CRPF jawans have been killed so far, toll may go up



Jaish-e-Muhammad claims responsibility for the explosion, saying it was a suicide blast; two CRPF vehicles damaged in the blast.




Political Reaction on the Attack : 

Preliminary reports suggested that the blast occurred at 3 p.m. when the CRPF convoy, carrying dozens of jawans, was moving on the highway. CRPF Inspector General said a vehicle laden with explosives hit the convoy.


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