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USA condemns Pulwana attacks; asks Pakistan to be responsible

USA condemns Pulwana attacks; asks Pakistan to be responsible
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The United States of America has released a statement condemning the terrorist attack on the Indian CRPF convoy that killed at least 37 Central Reserve Police Force CRPF troopers in Pulwama at Jammu and Kashmir The country has asked Pakistan to uphold its responsibilities and stop supporting to terrorists

The United States of America has released a statement condemning the terrorist attack on the Indian CRPF convoy that killed at least 37 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Pulwama at Jammu and Kashmir. The country has asked Pakistan to "uphold its responsibilities" and stop supporting to terrorists.

"US condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today on an Indian CRPF convoy in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. UN designated, Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for this heinous act. We call on all countries to uphold their responsibilities pursuant to UN Security Council resolutions to deny safe haven and support for terrorists" the press release said.

The unfortunate incident occurred after an explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses in the CRPF convoy at Awantipora town in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The bus, which was a part of the convoy, was passing through Gundipoora section when it was attacked.

JeM has identified the suicide bomber responsible for the attack as Adil Ahmed Dar and released a video of him soon after the attack. He was reportedly part of the Pakistan-based terror group since 2018.

Currently, the situation in the J&K remains tense as all police convoys have been halted and an NIA team will be sent to Kashmir soon. PM Modi has cancelled all his political programmes and chaired a Cabinet Committee on Securities meet in Delhi.

The US and other countries have condemned the attack that has claimed the life of over 37 paramilitary troopers and left several injured.

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