UN Secretary-General Condemns Terror Attack In Pulwama, Demands Terrorists Be Brought To Justice

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The United Nations (UN) has taken cognizance of the terror attack in Pulwama district along the Jammu-Srinagar highway which resulted in the martyrdom of 44 CRPF jawans

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

The United Nations (UN) has taken cognizance of the terror attack in Pulwama district along the Jammu-Srinagar highway which resulted in the martyrdom of 37 CRPF jawans, stating the perpetrators behind the attack should be brought to justice.

Responding to the question posed regarding the terror attack which took place in India on Thursday, the UN chief spokesperson expressed his solidarity with India and wished recovery for all the injured. 

"We strongly condemn today's attack in Jammu and Kashmir in Pulwama district and express our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and Indian government and people of India. We wish a speedy recovery to those injured and call for those behind the attack to be brought to justice," said the spokesperson of UN Secretary-General.

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On Thursday afternoon, an IED blast in the Pulwama district along the Jammu-Srinagar highway rocked the 70-vehicle convoy of CRPF jawans who were heading from Jammu back to Srinagar. A total of 37 CRPF jawans were martyred and several others were injured from the terror attack. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility for the attack.

An IED blast occurred upon a bus of the battalion CRPF which was part of Up convoy from Jammu to Srinagar at 2:15 pm. There were some reports of grenade lobbying and firing upon vehicles of 35 Battalion and 179 Battalion also coming in.

IG of the CRPF spoke about the incident. "All the injured have been shifted to the hospital. We will hold the post-blast analysis. It will take time," he said.

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The following was the statement released by the CRPF which details about the attack:

  • The convoy started from Jammu around 4am. 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. 
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