At least 40 jawans were martyred in a dastardly attack on Indian Army convoy of 70 vehicles that took place yesterday in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. An explosive-laden SUV rammed into a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus at Awantipora town.
This is the deadliest attack in three decades of Kashmir’s insurgency. The responsibility of the attack has been claimed by Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, escalating tensions with the neighbouring country.
Among the at least 40 soldiers killed, one is Maneshwar Basumatary of 98th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Assam.