At least 18 Indian paramilitary personnel have been killed and several others wounded after a car filled with explosives rammed into a military convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.

In one of the worst attacks to hit the disputed Himalayan region in nearly three years, the car rammed into one of the buses carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Awantipora.

CRPF Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar told ANI news agency that there were around 2,500 personnel in the convoy when the attack took place.

Fayaz Bukhari, a senior journalist in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, talks to Al Jazeera about the attack.

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