7 Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Killed In Terror Attack In Jammu And Kashmir’s Anantnag

By 10th July 2017 0 Comments


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Seven pilgrims on the Amarnath Yatra were killed today in a terror attack in Anantnag at about 8:30 pm. At least 15 people were injured in one the worst terror strikes in the state of Jammu and Kashmir; they have been moved to hospitals.
Terrorists opened fire on a bus with the pilgrims who were returning after visiting the holy shrine that is located in a narrow gorge at the end of a valley nearly 50 km from Pahalgam. Five of those killed were women, news agency Press Trust of India reported.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement: “This is an assault on our values and traditions which we hold dear. We will leave no stone unturned to root out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K. The attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone… India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and the evil designs of hate.”
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