Over 100 kg explosive used in Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans
The Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed the attack, said the terrorist who carried out the attack was carrying 350 kgs of explosive in his car but officials said that was propaganda.
Pulwama terror attack
Over 40 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist rammed a vehicle carrying over massive explosives into their bus on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Thursday at around 3.15 pm at Ladhu Modi Lethpora.
The convoy consisted of 78 buses in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Pulwama attack vehicle had over 200 kg explosives
Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the suicide bomber to carry out the Pulwama attack was a Mahindra Scorpio which carried 200 kg explosives.
The bus which came under the main impact of the blast belonged to 76 battalion of the CRPF.
Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) took responsibility for the attack.
Police identified the terrorist responsible for the attack as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. And that he joined the Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2018.
The convoy with more than 78 vehicles was coming from Jammu and going towards Srinagar.There were 2,500 personnel in the convoy. Usually, about 1,000 personnel are part of a convoy.
Kashmir has been plagued by violence for years, with clashes between security forces and terrorists killing more than 100 civilians over the past year.