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Gehlot, Raje condemn Pulwama attack,

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

and former Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF personnel.

Offering his condolences, Gehlot prayed for the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families, an said.

The veteran also wished early recovery to those injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF bus on Thursday.

Gehlot said the gruesome assault was a cowardly act and highly condemnable.

Such incidents would not lower the country's commitment to fight against terrorism, he added.

Senior in a tweet said: "Your martyrdom has filled tears in everyone's eyes but your bravery, valour and sacrifice has made every Indian proud."

"I wish peace for the departed souls of the soldiers, courage for the families and speedy recovery of the injured," she said.

Of the at least 40 (CRPF) jawans killed in the attack, five were from including Rohitash Lamba of Shahpura, Hemraj Meena of Sangod, Bhagirath Kasana of Rajakheda and

The Police too paid tributes to the soldiers as officers and personnel under the leadership of DGP observed a two-minute silence at the police headquarters.

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First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 15:50 IST