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

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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.

The officer said that twelve CRPF men were killed in the blast and thirteen others seriously wounded were shifted to army’s 92 base hospital.

Following the blast the traffic has been suspended on the highway as forces cordoned off the entire area and launched searches.

Earlier, ANI reported that eight personnel have been wounded in the incident.

Further reports awaited…

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