As the country is reeling in the throes of a ghastly terrorist attack in Pulwama and mourning the death of 44 soldiers, the CRPF, which the martyred security personnel were part of, has pledged that it will not forget the martyrdom of its personnel and the horrendous attack on its convoy will be avenged.
WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE:We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged. pic.twitter.com/jRqKCcW7u8
— ??CRPF?? (@crpfindia) February 15, 2019
More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Kashmir Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 70 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm on Thursday.
The attack has been reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber, identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, belonging to Pakistani Army backed Islamic terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. He rammed an SUV laden with over 3000 kg of explosives into the CRPF bus carrying about 40 personnel. The collision exploded the bus and the vehicle, causing the deaths of the CRPF soldiers.