Awantipora attack: 12 CRPF men killed, several others injured in car bomb blast



Awantipora, Pulwama, Kashmir attack, Pulwama attack, CRPF attack in kashmir, CRPF in kashmir

Srinagar: Twelve paramilitary troops were killed and at least thirteen others were injured, and a bus of CRPF they were travelling in was damaged in a car bomb attack along Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

A police official said that around 3:15 pm, militants rammed the car into the CRPF bus triggered off an intensive blast.

The officer said that twelve CRPF men were killed in the blast and thirteen others seriously wounded were shifted to army’s 92 base hospital.

Following the blast the traffic has been suspended on the highway as forces cordon off the entire area and launched searches. (GNS)


Kashmir needs independent journalism…

…now, more than ever to give a voice to the voiceless. The press in Kashmir has operated under tremendous pressures of reporting from a conflict zone but since August 2019 we find ourselves in unchartered territory. The Kashmir Walla is among the oldest independent media outlets in Kashmir and has withstood successive lockdowns as well as attempts to suppress us, fighting back with authoritative ground reports based on facts.

We believe in making the powers that be accountable to their actions but to also hold the mirror to the society. We believe in covering all sides of the story and that empowerment in essence means the ability to make informed decisions. As such we have not allowed our journalism to be influenced by the pressures.

Despite the new and still unknown pressures, we are all the more committed to keep informing you of events and stories that matter. Our recent coverage of events has brought us an increased readership. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resultant economic crisis has affected our operational capabilities. We are facing an existential threat but only your support can help us withstand this and maintain our editorial independence.

We need your solidarity to keep our journalism going. Your contribution will empower us to keep you informed on stories that matter from Kashmir. Show your solidarity by joining our members community. Kashmir thanks you.