The ‘Uri attack’ was an attack by four heavily armed militants on 18th September 2016, near the town of Uri in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and 38 jawans were killed. The scale of 14th February 2019 ‘Pulwama attack’ is far larger and on bigger level than the one in Uri two years ago.
The attack happened after an explosive-laden vehicle attacked one of the buses of the convoy. More than 2500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3:15pm.
At least 42 CRPF personnel have been martyred in a terrorist attack and some others are in critical condition.
The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that took place about 20km from Srinagar and the suicide bomber as Adil Ahmed.
The Scorpio SUV being driven by local Kashmiri Adil Ahmed from Kakopora in Pulwama who was carrying 350 kgs explosives.
Post Blast Analysis
This is the worst terror strike attack in the state and the explosive used in the attack were so strong that the blast was heard from 10-12 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “sacrifices” of the jawans at Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama “will not go in vain”.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted, “Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act”.
Narendra Modi tweeted, “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 our brave martyrs. May the injured recovers quickly”.