Published On: Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

Terror Attacks On Indian Amarnath Pilgrims In Kashmir; 7 Dead

Seven pilgrims were shot dead in terror attacks in India at the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath on Monday.

The attack took place at about 8:20 p.m. local time when militants fired a bus boarded with about sixty pilgrims at Batengoo, 65 km south of Srinagar.

All the victims were from Indian state of Gujarat. Five women were killed and many others were wounded.

Terror Attacks On Indian Amarnath Pilgrims In Kashmir; 7 Dead

According to the officials, the attacked bus was not registered with the Amarnath shrine board and it was not a part of a convoy too.

The attack is strongly condemned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, “India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and evil designs of hate.”

The PM urged in one of his tweets to others to condemn the attack.

Kashmiri separatist leaders condemned the attacks too saying it was against the grain of their ethos.

About few weeks ago it was warned by intelligence agencies that the pilgrims may be on the target of militants to trigger communal violence.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said, “This is a grave & unacceptable security lapse. The PM needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again.”

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said even though there were successes against militants in recent months but such attacks were feared during the yatra.

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