42 CRPF Jawans Martyred In IED Blast In Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama

| February 15 , 2019 , 15:05 IST

Forty two CRPF jawans were martyred and over 40 injured on Thursday after an IED blast by terrorists struck a bus in Goripora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. JEM spokesperson Muhammad Hassan told local media that the attacker is a local militant, Aadil Ahmad alias Waqas Commando.

Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammed in a text message to Kashmiri News Agency GNS.

 Fifteen of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. The injured have been moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar.

As per initial reports, an improvised explosive device exploded near a bus in the convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar, following which gunshots and grenade blasts were heard.There were 70 vehicles in the convoy and one of the vehicles came under attack.

The road on which the incident occurred was largely believed to be sanitized of terror activities, and the authorities have termed this as a "serious breach" of security.

"Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved," former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted soon after the incident.

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti condemned the attack and tweeted "How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?"

kushal kumar

A CRPF convoy carrying about 2500 jawans was on its way by road on Jammu- Srinagar highway on 14 February 2019 when at about 3.15 PM , one of its bus was hit by a suicide attack through an IED blast said to have been triggered from a parked car in Awantipura , Pulwama District of J&K. The gruesome ferocious scene at the site of the blast makes one to shudder. About 44 precious brave soldiers were martyred while many were injured. Our brave security forces are on the task to search the area to finish the coward- attackers. The killings have put the nation into gloom. Pray for peace to the departed souls while also pray for spiritual strength to the family members left behind by them. It goes without saying that nation is with them. Relevant to this happening , a reference is invited to this Vedic astrology writer’s alert for more care and appropriate strategy through article - “ The Year 2019 Astrologically for India” - published as early as last year on 7 October , 2018 at theindiapost. The alert in the article reads like this in the article :- “ February - March 2019. These nearly two months appear to be calling for more care and appropriate strategy in relation to more than one front……………It may be alright to be alert while dealing with or storing or handling fire , gas , chemicals , venom , explosives , hydropower or energy sources. Similar alertness may be exercised while driving on road……Some major accident on road or landslide cannot be ruled out. Human malice may be at its height in operation. …………………States in the northern India like …..J&K…….could take cues for more care and appropriate strategy in the aforesaid areas of life”. Later and separately in November 2018 , while repeating the alert on countless times at number of places through comments , through social media , through communications to newspapers by email , the prediction was made more precise and closer by adding that such more care and appropriate strategy may be called for during February -March 2019 on 14 February , 22 February and 3 March or around a day prior or after. So the alert was complete and beyond doubt for reading between the lines. The latest emails communicating aforesaid with dates to some newspapers were sent on 6 February 2019 and 13 -14 February 2019.