A suicide bomb attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir has claimed at least 40 lives. The Indian news Agency ANI reported. With around 350 kilograms of explosives-Laden all-terrain vehicle exploded on Thursday afternoon on a highway in the district's pulwama, police said. At the time, a convoy of the paramilitary police force CRPF there.
The Pakistani terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed for the attack. It was initially unclear whether it was a suicide attack. Indian media reported, the deadliest attack ever against the Indian security forces in the disputed Himalayan valley of Kashmir.
a Total of around 2500 CRPF members in dozens of unarmoured buses on the way to the approximately 20 kilometers from the site of the attack away, Srinagar - the capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Images from the scene of the charred wreckage were to be seen parts of a completely mangled bus.
India's Prime Minister Narendra modi spoke on Twitter of a "vile attack". He called the dead "martyrs" and wrote: "The sacrifices made by our brave security forces will not be in vain." Interior Minister Rajnath Singh announced in an Interview with the ANI a "strong response". In some media, in revenge of Pakistan requested.
an attack on a military the Indian soldiers had a base replied in Kashmir with 19 dead in India in September 2016, according to its own information with a "surgical strike" in the Pakistani part of Kashmir. It was the first Time since 1971 that India admitted a planned military action on Pakistani soil. Then, too, India, Jaish-e-Mohammed was responsible for the attack. A film about the "surgical strike" that represents the participating soldiers as heroes, is currently running in Indian cinemas.
Since the independence of the former British India and its separation in India and Pakistan in 1947, the two countries fight to control Kashmir. The present nuclear powers have already led to two wars in the area. In the Indian-administered part, it always comes back to violence between security forces and supporters of a secession of the predominantly Muslim Kashmir from Hindu-majority India. In the process, tens of thousands of people have been killed since the late 1980s, lost his life. (dpa)