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Pulwama attack: Won't forgive, will avenge death of 40 personnel, says CRPF

The toll in the attack has risen to 40 even as a full Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the CRPF headquarters in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army soldiers at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Photo: PTI

The on Friday said it won't "forget and forgive" but will "avenge" the death of 40 of its personnel in one of the worst terror attacks on its troops in

The country's largest paramilitary force put out a tweet from its official handle saying, "We will not forget, we will not forgive."

"We salute our martyrs of and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged," it said in the social media post.

The force said that "in memory of the martyrs of the terrorist attack", all formations of the observed two minutes of silence and the force flag will fly half mast on Friday.

The toll in the attack has risen to 40 even as a full Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the headquarters in Delhi.

The over 3-lakh personnel strong paramilitary force is deployed as the lead combat unit against terrorism and insurgency in the Kashmir Valley and has deployed about 60,000 personnel (as part of 60 battalions) in the internal security grid of the state.

First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 15:25 IST
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