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Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

The scene of devastation and destruction caused on Thursday by the suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 42 security personnel sent chills down the spine of unsuspecting locals who witnessed the blood bath in Pulwama district's Awantipora area, about 20 km from Jammu and Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Body parts of the terrorist, identified as Adil Ahmad, and the CRPF personnel killed in the attack were strewn on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, where the incident happened. This was the first suicide car bomb strike in Kashmir since the 2001 attack on the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly that left 41 persons, including three suicide attackers, dead. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when the suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a bus carrying 39-44 jawans this afternoon.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 February 2019, 12:13:24 AM
Pulwama Blast: Deadly attack on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly attack on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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The scene of devastation and destruction caused on Thursday by the suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 42 security personnel sent chills down the spine of unsuspecting locals who witnessed the blood bath in Pulwama district's Awantipora area, about 20 km from Jammu and Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Body parts of the terrorist, identified as Adil Ahmad, and the CRPF personnel killed in the attack were strewn on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, where the incident happened. This was the first suicide car bomb strike in Kashmir since the 2001 attack on the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly that left 41 persons, including three suicide attackers, dead. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when the suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a bus carrying 39-44 jawans this afternoon.
Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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Lathepora: Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday.
Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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Army soldiers stand guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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A damaged vehicle of CRPF being taken away from the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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Firemen spray water on a road to wash away the blood stains at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district. Security forces also cordon off the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora.
Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

Pulwama Blast: Deadly explosion on CRPF convoy kills 42, death count likely to go up

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An ambulance carries injured CRPF jawans from the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.