New Delhi: In the worst-ever terror attack on the Army, at least 40 CRPF jawans were killed and several others injured after an in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in.

The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Moahammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the bloodbath. The group said one of its commanders, Adil Ahmad Dar, was the suicide bomber.

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Here’s how politicians across parties reacted on the dastardly terror attack: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.”

President Ram Nath Kovind

“Strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Pulwama, J&K. Thoughts and prayers with the families of martyrs and wishing an early recovery to those injured. The entire nation stands united in the fight against the forces of terror and evil.”

Union Minister Arun Jaitley

“Attack on CRPF in #Pulwama, J&K is a cowardice & condemnable act of terrorists. Nation salutes martyred soldiers and we all stand united with families of martyrs. We pray for speedy recovery of the injured. Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act.”

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi

“I’m deeply disturbed by the cowardly attack on a #CRPF convoy in J&K in which 10 of our brave men have been martyred and many others wounded. My condolences to the families of our martyrs. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”

Priyanka Gandhi

“Deepest condolences to the families of the 30 jawans martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama, jammu and Kashmir. I can very well understand the pain and grief of losing a loved one in the family. I want to say that not only the Congress party, but the entire country is standing shoulder to shoulder with the families of our brave soldiers. But we must also reflect and be concerned about the high number of casualties in Kashmir. We demand that this government take concrete steps to ensure such terror attacks don’t happen in the future.”

Mehbooba Mufti

“No words are enough to condemn the gruesome terror attack. How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?”

Omar Abdullah

“I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved.”

Arvind Kejriwal

“Extremely shocking news coming from Pulwama (J&K). I strongly condemn the terror attack on CRPF convoy in which many casualties are feared. India must stand united in this moment of grief.”

Mamata Banerjee

“Saddened that 13 CRPF jawans became martyrs today in Pulwama. We salute our brave jawans and extend our solidarity and condolences to their families. Our prayers for those injured. We wish them a speedy recovery.”