At least 40 Indian security personnel were killed in a suicide bombing in India-administratived Kashmir on February 14. This was the worst such attack in two decades of Kashmir conflict.
The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a bus carrying paramilitary troopers in Lethpora village near Awantipora along a highway in Pulwama district. This highway connects Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar with the region’s southern parts.
The attacked convoy consisted of 78 vehicles with over 2,500 security personnel.
Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019
Commenting on the attack, the Indian government in fact blamed Pakistan for it and demanded the neighbour nation to stop “supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from their [its] territory.” It also appealed to the “international community to support the proposal to list terrorists, including Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar, as a designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.”