Pulwama terror attack: India mourns its martyrs

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New Delhi, Feb.16: With his hands folded and head bowed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked around 40 coffins draped in tricolour on Friday evening as he led the nation in paying last respects to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
An operative of the JeM group — Adil Ahmad Dar — crashed a car bomb into a convoy of the CRPF in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Thursday, making it the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.
Initial probe revealed that RDX wasn’t used in the Pulwama attack. A very fine quality of Urea Ammonium Nitrate was used in the IED blast in Pulwama. The chemical substance is commonly used in stone quarries in Kashmir.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the chiefs of the three services — Army, Air Force and Navy — and senior cabinet ministers, including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, also paid their homage to the slain CRPF personnel.
– (with inputs from agencies)

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