As many as 18 CRPF personnel were killed and several injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district when a powerful IED blast ripped through the bus they were travelling in on Thursday. The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district. The Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack.)
Some of the previous major terror attacks in J&K
January 11, 2019
An Army Major and a soldier were killed in an IED blast along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. An improvised explosive device was planted by suspected militants along the LoC to target Army soldiers patrolling the borderline in Laam belt of Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
October 27, 2018
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan Rajesh Kumar was killed and an ASI officer was injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district in a terrorist attack.
September 4, 2018
A grenade attack by terrorists left two CRPF jawans injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. The attack took place in the Sangrama area of Sopore in the district.
July 14, 2018
Three Army personnel, including a Captain, were injured when militants fired at a patrol team in Kashmir's Bandipora district. The militants opened indiscriminate fire on the Army patrol at Hajin in Bandipora.
January 6, 2018
An IED blast killed three policemen and left two others seriously injured after in Baramulla District's Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir. This was the first major terror attack in the Valley in which security forces suffered casualties.
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017-January 1, 2018: Five CRPF personnel were killed and three others were injured in a 24-hour long encounter between the Border Security Forces (BSF) and suspected JeM militants in South Kashmir’s Lethapora.
November 29, 2016,
Ten Indian soldiers, including two officers, were killed in an attack on an Indian Army base in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir by Jaish militants.
September 18, 2016
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 17 jawans barely a few kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) and some 70 km from Srinagar. Four terrorists attacked the base at around 5.30 AM, causing heavy casualties. 20 more army personnel were injured, some critically, and were airlifted to the army base hospital in Srinagar. Most of the army casualties resulted from the fire in tents in which jawans were sleeping. India conducted cross-border surgical strikes in retaliation on September 29.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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