12 CRPF Jawans martyred, several injured in terrorist attack in Pulwama

Pulwama: At least 12 CRPF personnel were martyred and several others were injured in a terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir here this afternoon.

According to reports, the incident took place when a bus of the CRPF convoy, with 2500 personnel in 70 vehicles, was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion followed by gunshots in Goripora area on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora. The convoy was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu.

Terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, meanwhile, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The death toll is likely to increase as most of the injured jawans are said to be critical.

A rescue operation has been begun by the local police with the support of other jawans.

More details awaited.

Also Read: Jammu & Kashmir: 12 Injured In Blast At School In Pulwama

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