Srinagar – 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred in the cowardly attack at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir. The convoy of about 70 vehicles carrying around 2,500 soldiers was moving from Jammu to Srinagar. The deadly suicide attack was carried out on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in the Pulwama district. Pakistan sponsored terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed accepted the responsibility of the attack. The attack has sent a wave of anger across the country and demands to teach Pakistan a lesson forever is growing stronger.
This suicide attack was carried out on the CRPF convoy passing on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. It is estimated that nearly 100 kg of explosives were used in the attack. A car filled with the explosives was dashed against the bus carrying the CRPF personnel. 40 soldiers of the CRPF were martyred in the explosion caused; the number is likely to increase. This is the most gruesome attack in Jammu & Kashmir in the last 15 years. The terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, having headquarters in Pakistan, has accepted responsibility of the attack. Adil Ahmed Dar, a terrorist from Jaish, is seen giving information about his attack in the video.
Jaish spokesman Mohammed Hassan was seen expressing pleasure while declaring about the losses suffered by the CRPF. For the last few days, the terrorist organisations were talking about teaching India a lesson. Intelligence department had also warned that the terrorists were planning something big. This terror attack seems to be in retaliation of the counter-terrorism campaign undertaken by the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir.
The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has been closed, following the attack and the CRPF has taken over its control. A massive search operation has been launched to find the suspected terrorists. At the same time investigation into the attack also has started. As per the information received, the CRPF vehicles proceeded on the highway only after receiving a security clearance. The question being asked is, in this scenario, how a vehicle with 100 kg of explosives could reach the CRPF convoy.
There is a wave of anger in the country, on receiving reports of this attack. While paying homage to the martyrs, demands for revenging the attack is intensifying around the nation. An emergency meeting of the National Security Council was convened following the attack. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has cancelled all his appointments and is leaving for Jammu & Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly discussed with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval regarding the attack.