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Pulwama attack: Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar and others condemn the attack

Bollywood celebrities have strongly condemned the Pulwama terror attack. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 15, 2019, 12.49 PM (IST)

As many as 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama district in a dastardly terror attack. As the shocking news came in, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the horrific act and extended their condolences to the families of the martyrs. 

Condemning the attack lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted, "I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers and whatever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold. Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs."

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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor expressed shock and said, "Saddened & Shocked to hear of the cowardly attack on our #CRPFJawans in #Pulwama my heart goes out to their families..."

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Alia Bhatt also took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, "The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured."

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Other celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, R Madhavan, Anil Kapoor also condemned the attack. 

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In the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. 

The convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack at around 3.15 pm at Ladhu Modi Lethpora. This is the deadliest attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier in September 2016, an Army camp was stormed by terrorists in Uri, killing 19 soldiers. Prior to that, 28 BSF personnel were killed in an attack on a convoy of the paramilitary force in 2004.

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Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the horrific act and extended their condolences to the families of the martyrs.