DEADLY TERROR ATTACK LEAVES 40 CRPF PERSONNEL DEAD IN KASHMIR VALLEY
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the nation that the "sacrifices" of the jawans at a deadly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama "will not go in vain".
Strongly condemning the attack on a CRPF convoy in which nearly 40 of its personnel lost their lives, Mr Modi tweeted, "The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly".
In terms of magnitude and the scale, today's attack at Pulwama is far more deadlier than the one in Uri in the Valley about two years ago when 19 soldiers were killed in a terror attack at Army base. The Army had at that time retaliated with precise surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the Line of Control.
In a suicide attack on Thursday afternoon, terrorists drove a SUV laded with nearly 350 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy which was heading to Jammu from Srinagar. The vehicle hit one of the buses which was carrying about 40 personnel. Reports said that 40 other jawans battling for their lives of which 13 are said to be in a critical condition.