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'We will not forget, we will not forgive': CRPF salutes its bravehearts after Pulwama attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the security forces have been given free hand in bringing the perpetrators of the Pulwama terror attack to justice.

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New Delhi Published on: February 15, 2019 14:20 IST
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'We will not forget, we will not forgive': CRPF salutes its bravehearts after Pulwama attack

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday pledged to avenge the death of its personnel who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

"WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE: We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged," CRPF tweeted.

At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.

The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that took place about 20 km from Srinagar. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also warned Pakistan that it cannot weaken India by orchestrating attacks and said that those responsible will pay "a very heavy price".

The PM added that the security forces will be given a free hand to deal with terrorists.

Making it clear that India means business, the Cabinet Committee on Security, which met in Delhi on Friday morning, decided to withdraw the most favoured nation status to Pakistan.

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