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'The Sacrifices Of Our Brave Security Personnel Shall Not Go In Vain', Says PM Modi While Condemning The 'dastardly' Terror Attack

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the 'dastardly' terror attack in which CRPF convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar, was targeted by the terrorists. In probably the biggest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since the Uri Army camp strike of September 18, 2016, following which surgical strikes were conducted in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, at least 30 soldiers were martyred on Thursday. 

'The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain', tweeted the Prime Minister adding that the entire 'nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs'. 

Read: IED Blast On Srinagar-Jammu Highway, CRPF Jawans Injured: LIVE UPDATES

Earlier in the day, at least 30 jawans were martyred and many were left injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. The 54 Battalion of CRPF was targeted by the terrorists as their vehicle was attacked with an IED blast. There were 35 personnel aboard the vehicle that was attacked and as per CRPF sources, 100 kg of explosive was used in IED blast. Moreover, Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the biggest terror attack in the last 15 years, in a text message to Kashmiri News Agency GNS.

IB Kashmir sources have told Republic TV: Police did receive input about an imminent attack around 3 days ago. The input was regarding an attack that would be carried out by Jaish. But this was not specific in nature with regards to the location of the attack.

Earlier, CRPF released a statement in the aftermath of the IED blast on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. They stated:

  • The convoy started from Jammu around 4 am. It was an Up Convoy to Srinagar. 
  • 70 vehicles were in this convoy with 2,500 CRPF personnel. 
  • Road opening party had cleared the route. 
  • The convoy had last checked in at Anantnag. 
  • A civilian car was laden with IED. 
  • CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar is returning to Delhi today evening. 

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