Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik stongly criticized the attack on CRPF jawans by militants in Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district today where around 30 jawans were killed and several others were critically injured.

Patnaik wrote in his tweet that, “Deeply saddened by the martyrdom of so many CRPF jawans in the terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.  I strongly condemn the cowardly act and condolences to the bereaved families.”