India witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks on its armed forces as 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area Thursday. Terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility for the attacks.
An explosive-laden SUV driven by a suicide bomber was rammed into the CRPF bus that was going from Jammu to Srinagar as part of a 78-vehicle convoy carrying 2,547 CRPF personnel, who were returning from leave to join their duties.
“The casualty figure is likely to go up as some more jawans have been critically injured in the attack,” said a senior CRPF official. The Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed the bomber was Adil Ahmad Dar, a resident of Gundibagh village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, who had joined Jaish in March last year.
The country was drowned in sorrow on the loss of its brave soldiers and calls for retaliation echoed from every corner of the country and the attack was condemned from many countries all over the world.
Indian cricketers are equally disturbed with this disastrous attack and offered condolence to the martyred CRPF jawans.