A bomb hit a paramilitary convoy on Thursday, killing 40 members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama of Indian-controlled Kashmir. A Pakistan-based Islamist group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A day after 40 security personnel were killed in a devastating vehicle-bomb, the Indian government has blamed Pakistan and vowed retribution. Islamabad has already condemned the attack and denied links at any level to the deadliest militant attack ever carried out in the Kashmir region.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has termed the attack in Pulwama “a matter of grave concern”.
A grateful nation bows to the martyrs of Pulwama.
A befitting reply will be given to the perpetrators of the heinous attack and their patrons.
No force will succeed in disturbing peace, progress and stability of India. pic.twitter.com/hFq0pUByVJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2019