Pulwama terror attack kills 42 jawans: Full list of slain CRPF personnel in Thursday's JeM suicide bombing
Militant group JeM claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. JeM spokesperson Muhammad Hassan told local media that the attacker was a local militant, Aadil Ahmad alias Waqas Commando.
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:
|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|
|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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