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18 CRPF personnel killed as explosives-laden vehicle rams into bus in J-K, JeM claims responsibility

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

At least 18 CRPF personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's district on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, officials said.

The terror group has claimed responsibility for the incident, they said.

Police identified the terrorist as from Kakapora in He joined the in 2018, they said.

The casualties are likely to go up.

Several people were injured in the terror attack, which reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron. Body parts could be strewn around the area.

The vehicle was blown up on the in Awantipora area of the district, a said.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 17:05 IST