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Pulwama terror attack kills around 40 CRPF personnel: NSG, NIA teams to join investigation

New Delhi: Experts of the anti-terror commando force National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are being sent to Jammu and Kashmir to join the probe into the terror attack in Pulwama in which at least 39 CRPF personnel were killed, officials said Thursday.

 Pulwama terror attack kills around 40 CRPF personnel: NSG, NIA teams to join investigation

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. PTI

The decision was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst terror strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.

An NIA team with forensic experts is being sent to Srinagar to assist Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the scene of crime, a home ministry official said.

Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG will also join in the investigation into the attack, another official said.

At least 39 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama district when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into their bus.

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2019 21:24:26 IST