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At least 12 CRPF personnel killed, 13 seriously wounded in massive blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar: At least twelve Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and fifteen others wounded in a massive blast at Goripora area of Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday, reports said.

Video footage from the area showed people running for cover as smoke billowed from the remains of a CRPF vehicle hit by the blast.

A report by the GNS, quoting an officer, said that around 3:15 pm, militants rammed the car fitted with explosives into the CRPF bus, triggering off an intensive blast.

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