CM Expresses Sorrow over Terrorist Attack in Kashmir that Killed 42 CRPF Jawans

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condemns Kashmir terror attack.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday expressed his grief over the death of 42 CRPF jawans who perished when a Pakistan-backed suicide bomber in Kashmir slammed his explosives-laden SUV into a CRPF convoy carrying hundreds of Indian soldiers on Thursday afternoon.

“I am extremely pained by this incident and send my sincere condolence to the families of the martyrs. This is a despicable act of terrorism on the Indian soil and it cannot be condemned enough. I hope those injured in this heinous incident are fully taken care of as I wish them quick and full recovery. The nation will not forget their sacrifice,” the Chief Minister said in Patna.

As reported, the latest act of terrorism by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-supported outfit took place around 3:15 pm on Thursday in Awantipora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir when a man driving a Scorpio rammed into one of the many buses carrying dozens of jawans.

Eye witnesses said upon impact, the bus, along with the Scorpio, exploded in billion pieces as the street everywhere became littered with human body parts indicating the severity of the explosion. Those who survived the attack but were seriously hurt in the incident were transported to various hospitals in the vicinity.

JeM quickly claimed the latest attack on the Indian soil. The bomber was identified as one Adil Ahmed Dar, a JeM activist.

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