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Watch: Nearly 39 CRPF personnel killed in Awantipora blast, several wounded

Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as a local militant.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2019 10:08:05 am
J-K: Eight CRPF injured in Awantipora IED blast The mangled remains of the CRPF vehicle (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

A massive explosion targeted at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area on Thursday afternoon killed nearly 40 security personnel and injured several others. Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as a local militant.

Several people were injured in the terror attack, which reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron. While earlier the CRPF believed the explosion was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police sources, however, said it was a suicide bomber who rammed his car into the bus of 54 Battalion of CRPF.

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