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'Thoughts And Prayers With The Grieving Families Of Our Brave Martyrs', Mamata Banerjee Mourns Death Of CRPF Jawans In Pulwama

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned the death of CRPF jawans at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in a terrorist attack on Thursday.

"Saddened that 13 CRPF jawans became martyrs today in Pulwama. We salute our brave jawans and extend our solidarity and condolences to their families. Our prayers for those injured. We wish them a speedy recovery", she said in a tweet.

Furthermore, she condemned the violence and expressed her condolence towards the 'grieving family of brave martyrs'.

Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress chief, is away in New Delhi, where she went to attend the opposition parties meeting convened by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, the last day that the present Lok Sabha met, and to discuss with them the strategy to oust the Modi government in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

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According to latest reports, at least 30 CRPF personnel were killed as an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into the bus carrying the jawans in J&K on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.

Terror group JeM claimed responsibility for the incident, officials said.

Police have identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. He joined the Jaish-Mohammed in 2018, police said. 

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