Pulwama attack: Suicide bomber used slip road to join CRPF convoy

Updated - February 15, 2019 03:20 pm IST

Published - February 15, 2019 10:47 am IST

Security men inspect at the site blast in Lethpora area of south Kashmir' s Pulwama district.

Security men inspect at the site blast in Lethpora area of south Kashmir' s Pulwama district.

Preliminary investigations in Pulwama attack in Kashmir has revealed that the suicide car bomber used a slip road to come on the highway where the CRPF convoy was passing by. The explosives-laden car, being driven by a local Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist Adil Ahmed Dar, was driving beside the convoy. After moving ahead of it, the car had suddenly turned back and rammed into one of the buses.

 

The bus was hit on the left side and both the vehicles were blown to pieces. There were 39 occupants in the bus, the third in the 78-vehicle convoy to have entered the highway. CRPF said 37 personnels were killed and five others were seriously injured.

The mortal remains of the dead personnel will be airlifted after the wreath laying ceremony at 2 p.m. in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be present.

A senior official said a general alert about IEDs existed but it was not specific in nature.

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