were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. It is a worst terror attack in Kashmir
since the start of the century.Acording to the sources, the vehicle used by terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 300 kg of explosives.The injured have been moved to the nearby army base hospital in Srinagar. Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. Home Ministry sources said that terrorists triggered the car bomb while more than 70 vehicles with over 2,500 CRPF men were on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
The Govt. authorities have termed it as a “serious breach” of security.
had been shut for the last two days due to bad weather. The convoy had left Jammu around 3:30
am.The National Investigation Agency will probe the attack along with the Jammu and Kashmir Police.