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Pulwama Suicide Attack: CPRF Personnel Death Toll Jumps To 42

Occupied Kashmir: Death toll of Indian CRPF personnel  in a suicide attack on its convoy has jumped to 42.

The suicide bomber rammed a Scorpio car laden with 350 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy in Awantipora town of Pulwama district on Thursday.

The CRPF convoy was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and had over 70 vehicles and more than 2,500 personnel.

K Vijay Kumar, advisor to Jammu and Kashmir governor told the media that the death toll in Pulwama attack is around 40.Reports said around 25 others were also injured in the attack.

Sources said Adil Ahmad Alias Waqar, a resident of Pulwama, was the man driving the car that rammed the 55-seater CRPF bus.

Such a car bomb suicide attack is happening after several years.

As per initial reports, soon after the attack on the convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar, gunshots and grenade blasts were heard.

IG Police Kashmir Range SP Pani told media that the toll was feared to rise.