More than thirty CRPF jawans have been killed in a suicide attack on their convoy in Awantipora town of Pulwama district, the worst terror strike in 20 years. According to sources, Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Adil Ahmad Alias Waqas, a resident of Pulwama, rammed an SUV laden with explosives into a 55-seater CRPF bus in the convoy. According to a statement released by terror outfit JeM, the car contained 350 kg of explosives.
The last time such a car bomb attack unfolded was in 2001 when the J&K secretariat was attacked, claiming 38 lives.
Leaders of various parties took on to Twitter to condemn the attack.The attack has caused a major uproar among citizens as well who are strongly speaking against this cowardly attack on social media.
I‚Äôm deeply disturbed by the cowardly attack on a #CRPF convoy in J&K in which many of our brave CRPF men have been martyred and a large number wounded, some critically. My condolences to the families of our martyrs. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 14, 2019
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
Students of Delhi University will be organising a Candle March at Arts Faculty in North Campus to pay their tributes to the martyrs.The candle march will take place at 3:30 PM today.
14th February 2019 shall be remembered as a Black Day in Indian History.