Srinagar | At least 18 CRPF personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a blast ripped through the bus they were travelling in, officials said.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the incident, they said. The casualties are likely to go up.
Several people were injured in the IED blast, which reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron.
The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district, a police official said.
Further details of the incident are awaited, he added.
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