New Delhi: Today is the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack in Pulwama of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. On 14 February 2019, a terrorist of the Islamic terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) hit a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel with an explosive-laden vehicle in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 soldiers were martyred and many were seriously injured.
The bus, which was a victim of the terrorist attack, was included in the convoy of the security forces. This terrorist attack took place in Awantipora of the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, the convoy of the security forces included more than 70 vehicles, which were targeted by the vehicle. The vehicle was being driven by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, later identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, carrying about 80 kg of high-grade RDX explosives, which was used in the suicide attack.
It was told in the reports that when the attack took place on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, more than 2,500 CRPF personnel were traveling in the convoy. According to the official list of martyred CRPF jawans, the maximum number of casualties was said to be 12 from Uttar Pradesh. At the same time, out of the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the terrorist attack, 4 were from Punjab and 5 were from Rajasthan. Soldiers from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir were also included in the martyrs.