Pulwama attack anniversary today

Pulwama attack anniversary today

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Srinagar, February 13

The Central Reserve Police Force will dedicate a martyrs’ column on Friday to the memory of the 40 jawans killed in a suicide attack in Pulwama.

On February 14, last year, the attack was carried out by local suicide bomber Adil Dar of Jaish-e-Mohammad, who rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy at Lethpora in Pulwama on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, killing 40 personnel and injuring dozen others.

On the first anniversary of the blast, the J&K zone CRPF is organising a solemn ceremony at the CRPF training centre, Letpora, Pulwama. “A martyrs’ column will be inaugurated at the solemn function at Lethpora,” Special Director General, CRPF, J&K, Zulfiqar Hassan told The Tribune.

The martyrs’ column is located close to the spot where the deadly bombing took place. “The names of the CRPF jawans who died in the attack are inscribed on it and the idea is to pay homage to them,” Hassan said.

A blood donation camp would also be held at Letpora. — TNS

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