In a tragic development, seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 15 injured after terrorists ambushed and opened fire on their bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district at around 8.20 pm.
The bus, which was allegedly caught in a crossfire, was not part of the main yatra convoy and was not registered with the shrine board, said Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said. However, as soon as the incident was reported, CRPF rushed troops to the spot.
Seven pilgrims, five of them women, have been killed as terrorists opened fire on Amarnath yatra pilgrims in Anantnag, the police said. News agency ANI has reported that at least 15 people have suffered injuries in the attack.
The bus was reportedly travelling with the pilgrims from Gujarat, and was not a part of the main yatra convoy, said CRPF personnel. The main yatra convoy is escorted by the CRPF which has now rushed troops to the spot.
Quoted a tweet by Shivam Vij
LeT denies attack on Amarnath pilgrims,calls it ‘reprehensible', ‘un-Islamic’ https://t.co/DUZggad5f3‘reprehensible-‘un-islamic/
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) July 11, 2017
Groups that do terror attacks do it to claim credit for it, boast of it. If LeT denies Amarnath attack, who did it? Who does it benefit? https://t.co/fiEZ9wTcJ8
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 11, 2017
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Kavita Krishnan asks for the Lashkar-e-Taiba to be taken at face value as they deny their role in the attacks.