The Pulwama attacks were one of the most brutal terror attacks in the country, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF officers
Though the world celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 14, today is known as a ‘black day’ for India on account of the brutal Pulwama attacks, which is one of the deadliest attacks on Indian security forces to date, when 40 CRPF bravehearts lost their lives.
The Pulwama attack took place on February 14, 2019, making today the third anniversary of the terror attacks. On this day three years ago, the nation was brought to a standstill as the news of 40 CRPF officers losing their lives broke out on our TV screens.
On the fateful ‘black day’, as many as forty CRPF officers were martyred in a terrorist attack in the Pulwama city of Jammu and Kashmir, which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based terrorist organization
The incident unfolded when more than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were traveling in a convoy of 78 vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar, through National Highway 44, where the attack took place.
A car carrying explosives rammed into the vehicle carrying multiple CRPF agents at around 3:15 pm, causing a fatal blast. The attack killed 40 CRPF personnel on the spot, and several others were left injured. Soon after the attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, posting a video of the assailant Adil Ahmad Dar, a 22-year-old man.