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India lost many brave soldiers in a deadly terror attack on Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. A total of 37 CRPF Jawans were martyred and many suffered severe injuries in the deadliest terror attack on security forces in a decade. As per CRPF sources, the 54 Battalion of CRPF was attacked with an IED blast. The attack was targeted at a CRPF convey of nearly 70 vehicles that were heading from Jammu back to Srinagar.
Terrorists attacked a vehicle from the convoy when it was passing through the Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. There was 35 personnel aboard the vehicle that was attacked and 100 kg of explosive was used in IED blast, CRPF sources informed.
Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in a text message to Kashmiri News Agency GNS.
Following the incident, many of the Bollywood celebrities came out to condemn the cowardly move of the terrorist. Many of them took to social media to convey their condolences to the families, and extended prayers for the injured. They also demanded justice for the martyred solderers suggesting the need to hit back at the perpetrators.
Reacting to the dastardly Pulwama terror attack on CRPF, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira Kashyap Khurrana said that they were shocked and saddened by the news.
Ayushmann, on Friday, February 19, penned a note on Twitter extending condolences to families of the martyred soldiers. In the post, he wrote, "Shocked and deeply saddened. My condolences and strength to the families of the CRPF soldiers in #Pulwama"
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Meanwhile, Tahira who is currently battling cancer has been an inspiration for many. Following the incident, she extended a message of peace in her Instagram story. In the post, she wrote, "Woke up to really sad news. May our martyrs soul rest in peace. And to begin with, let's live in peace."
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Several other Bollywood stars including Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, and Preity Zinta among others have expressed their shock and outrage over the incident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured that people behind the attack will be punished. The attack was strongly condemned across the globe. The White House has asked Pakistan to immediately end being "support" and "safe haven" to all terror groups as it condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack.
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