Pulwama attack: What we know so far

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 14, 2019, 06.12 PM(IST)

Security forces at the scene of Pulwama attack, February 14, 2019. Photograph:( ANI )

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Officials said the death toll from Thursday's terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama has risen to 'around 40'. 

A terrorist rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a convoy carrying CRPF personnel on Thursday afternoon in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. 

Here is what we know so far of the attack: 

70 vehicles: The bus that was attacked Thursday was travelling in a convoy of 70 vehicles

2,500 personnel: There were a total of 2,500 personnel in the convoy

Jammu-Srinagar highway: The convoy was attacked on the Jammu-Srinagar highway near Awantipora in the state's Pulwama district. The convoy had been travelling from Jammu to Srinagar

3.15 pm: The attack took place at 3.15pm on Thursday

Bus was rammed: An explosive-laden vehicle was rammed into the bus carrying the CRPF jawans

JeM claims responsibilty: The Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed, in a text message sent to the Kashmiri news agency GNS, responsibilty for the attack

Adil Ahmad from Kakapora: Police identified the man who carried out the attack as Adil Ahmad Dar from Kakapora in Pulwama. They said that he joined the terror group in 2018. 

200 kgs of explosive: The news agency IANS said Dar used 200 kgs of explosive, probably RDX, in the attack

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