Terrorist attacks on Amarnath yatris’ bus, 7 pilgrims dead, many injured, worst attack in decade

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Anantnag : In terrorist attack, at least sever Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and many others injured today , PTI reported. The terrorists also attacked a police party in Bantigoo area beside targeting a bus carrying the pilgrims.

According to source, this attack took place few hours after the Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module with the arrest of Sandeep Kumar Sharma and alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

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Reacting to terror attack Omar Abdullah tweeted : “the attack cannot be condemned strongly enough.” Omar wrote on Twitter, “Very sad news. The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough. My sympathies to the families & prayers for the injured.

He added the attack was feared in spite of recent success by security forces. “The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. In spite of recent successes against militants & unprecedented force presence,” he tweeted.

Amarnath yatra was suspended due to law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley under curfew for the death anniversary of militant commander Burhan Wani. Authorities clamped curfew in three towns, including Tral in Kashmir, and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in the rest of the valley.

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Special prayers were held on Sunday near the Pahalgam base camp of the annual Amarnath yatra, marking the commencement of the pilgrimage.

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