44 Indian CRPF men killed, dozens injured in car blast

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44 Indian CRPF men killed, dozens injured in car blast

February 14, 2019

Srinagar, February 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, at least 44 Indian paramilitary troops were killed and dozens others were injured in blast in Pulwama district, today. The blast occurred when a bus of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) they were travelling in was hit by a car laden with explosives along Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lathpora -Awantipore in Pulwama district on Thursday.

A police official said that an attacker rammed the car into the CRPF bus triggering off intensive blasts. The officer confirmed that 44 CRPF personnel were killed in the blast and many others seriously wounded were shifted to army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar. Following the blast the traffic was suspended on the highway as forces cordon off the entire area and launched searches.

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Kashmir Media Service
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Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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