Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 Indian paramilitary police in convoy

At least 40 Indian paramilitary police have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.Thirty-nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed and several injured as militants attacked a convoy at Lethpora along the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday.As per the CRPF, an IED blast occurred at around 3.30 pm upon a CRPF convoy which was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu. Two CRPF vehicles came under attack.
“The vehicles which came under attack were part of a convoy from Jammu to Srinagar. There were also reports of firing upon the vehicles,” a CRPF officer said.“The fatalities could rise and there were several CRPF men inside the bus which was targeted by the militants,” they said.Meanwhile, militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a local fidayeen rammed his vehicle into a CRPF convoy.

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