40 Indian soldiers were killed after a suicide car bomber crashed into a bus carrying them in Pulwama, Kashmir.
The death toll may increase as dozens of others officers were "critically injured" on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force.
The terror attack was one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in the country in two decades. It certainly has raised tensions between India and Pakistan once again.
According to the BBC report, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group, are responsible for the attack on the main highway of Kashmir.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and described the attack as "despicable" and "dastardly."
Two former chief ministers of the state, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah also shared tweets about the attack.
Here're the tweets, check them out.
Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019
Disturbing news coming in from #awantipura . Twelve of our security personnel have been martyred and several have been injured. No words are enough to condemn the gruesome terror attack. How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 14, 2019
Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved. #Kashmir
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 14, 2019
India and Pakistan have involved in multiple wars since independence from Britain in 1947.
Thursday's terror attack came nearly 17 years after militants killed more than 31 people at an army base in Kaluchak.
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