Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (LocalWire) Two Odia jawans are among the 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, said reports.
According to reports, Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu of CRPF 61 Battalion hailed from Shikhar village in Naugaon block of Jagatsinghpur district, while Constable Manoj Kumar Behera belonged to Ratanpur village under Niali area in Cuttack district.
Around 3.15 pm on Thursday, a suicide bomber from Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed a Mahindra Scorpio SUV carrying over 350 kg of explosives into a CRPF bus in Pulwama, killing at least 44 jawans and injuring several others.
The bus was among a 78-vehicle convoy that was carrying 2,547 security personnel from the transit camp in Jammu to Srinagar.
The suicide bomber was identified as Adil Ahmed Dar, 22, a resident of Gundibagh village in Pulwama of South Kashmir.