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Pulwama terror attack kills 42 jawans: Full list of slain CRPF personnel in Thursday's JeM suicide bombing

  • Forty-two CRPF personnel were killed and many others injured when a JeM militant rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kilograms of explosives

  • An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was followed by gunshots in Goripora area of Awantipora, reports said. More than 2,500 CRPF personnel, many of whom were returning from their holidays

  • The bus that was the focus of the attack belonged to the 76th battalion of the Indian Army and had 39 personnel on board

Forty-two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and many others injured on Thursday, when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kilograms of explosives into their bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was followed by gunshots in Goripora area of Awantipora, reports said. More than 2,500 CRPF personnel, many of whom were returning from their holidays to rejoin duty in Jammu and Kashmir, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The bus that was the focus of the attack belonged to the 76th battalion of the Indian Army and had 39 personnel on board.

JeM claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. Spokesperson for the terrorist group Muhammad Hassan told local media that the attacker was a Kashmiri militant, Aadil Ahmad Dar alias Waqas Commando. Following the attack, leaders and politicians from across the spectrum condemned the "cowardly killings".

Here is a list of all CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Thursday's suicide bombing:

SL NO. RANK NAME UNIT
1 HC/DVR JAIMAL SINGH 76 BN VEHICLE DVR
2 HC/GD NASEER AHAMAD 76 BN COMDR
3 CT/GD SUKHVINDER SINGH 76 BN ESCORT
4 CT/GD ROHITASH LAMBA 76 BN ESCORT
5 CT/BUG TILAK RAJ 76 BN ESCORT
6 CT/GD BHAGIRATH SINGH 45 BN TRANSIENTS
7 CT/GO BIRENDRA SINGH 45 BN TRANSIENTS
8 HC/RO AVDESH KUMAR YADAV 45 BN TRANSIENTS
9 CT/GD NITIN SINGH RATHOR 3 BN TRANSIENTS
10 CT/GD RATAN KUMAR THAKUR 45 BN TRANSIENTS
11 CT/DVR SURENDRA YADAV 45 BN TRANSIENTS
12 HC/GD SANJAY KUMAR SINGH 176 BN TRANSIENTS
13 HC/GD RAMVAKIL 176 BN TRANSIENTS
14 CT/BUG DHARAMCHANDRA 176 BN TRANSIENTS
15 CT/GD BELKAR THAKA 176 BN TRANSIENTS
16 CT/GD SHYAM BABU 115 BN TRANSIENTS
17 CT V/GD AJIT KUMAR AZAD 115 BN TRANSIENTS
18 CT/GD PRADEEP SINGH 115 BN TRANSIENTS
19 HC/GD SANJAY RAJPOOT 115 BN TRANSIENTS
20 CT/COOK  KAUSHAL KUMAR RAWAT 115 BN TRANSIENTS
21 CT/GD JEET RAM 92 BN TRANSIENTS
22 CT/HM AMIT KUMAR 92 BN TRANSIENTS
23 CT/BUG BUAY KUMAR MORYA 92 BN TRANSIENTS
24 CT/GD KULWINDER SINGH 92 BN TRANSIENTS
25 HC/GD VUAY SORENG 82 BN TRANSIENTS
26 CT/GD  VASHANTA KUMAR V V 82 BN TRANSIENTS
27 CT/GD GURU H 82 BN TRANSIENTS
28 CT/GD SUBHAM ANIRANG 82 BN TRANSIENTS
29 CT/GD G AMAR KUMAR 75 BN TRANSIENTS
30 CT/OVR AJAY KUMAR 75 BN TRANSIENTS
31 CT/WC MANINDER SINGH 75 BN TRANSIENTS
32 CT/GD RAMESH YADAV 61 BN TRANSIENTS
33 HC/GD PARSHANA KUMAR SHAD 61 BN TRANSIENTS
34 HC/GD HEM RAJ MEENA 61 BN TRANSIENTS
35 HC/GD BABLA SHANTRA 35 BN TRANSIENTS
36 CT/GD ASHWANI KUMAR KOCHI 35 BN TRANSIENTS
37 CT/GD PARDEEP KUMAR 21 BN TRANSIENTS
38 CT/GD SUDHIR KUMAR BANSHAL 21 BN TRANSIENTS
39 CT/GD RAVINDER SINGH 98 BN TRANSIENTS
40 HC/GD M BASHUMATARY 98 BN TRANSIENTS
41 CT/GD MAHESH KUMAR 118 BN TRANSIENTS
42 HC/GD N L GURJAR 118 BN TRANSIENTS

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2019 14:17:44 IST