Jagatsinghpur/Cuttack: Two jawans from Odisha were among the 45 jawans who were martyred in the worst-ever terror attack in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway yesterday.
The jawans have been identified as Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu and Constable Manoj Kumar Behera. Prasanna was posted as Havildar in 61 Battalion while Behera was posted as Constable.
Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu was a resident of Shikhar village in Naugaon block of Jagatsinghpur district and Constable Manoj Kumar Behera hailed from Ratanpur village under Niali area in Cuttack district.
As per reports, the incident took place after a suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying CRPF troopers in Lethpora area of Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.