India lost many brave soldiers in a deadly terror attack on Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. As per PTI, 40 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.
Celebrities from the film industry are furious and vented their anger out on social media following the incident. Many of them conveyed 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.
Among the most popular celebrities of the country was Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who grieved the death of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawans and conveyed his respects and tribute to the martyrs. He also extended condolences to the families of the soldiers.
In a Twitter post, he wrote, "My heart goes out for the Jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families... #YouStandForIndia"
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Several other Bollywood stars including Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, and Preity Zinta among others have expressed their shock and outrage over the incident.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured that people behind the attack will have to pay for their deed. In fact, the attack was strongly condemned across the globe as several countries came out in support of India. 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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