At least seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and many others injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday.
At 8.20 pm on Monday, the terrorists attacked an armoured car of the police, an official said. When the police fired back, the terrorists fled, firing indiscriminately, the official added.
“A group of heavily armed terrorists today attacked police parties in Batengoo and Khanabal area of the district (Anantnag). Unfortunately, a pilgrim bus was caught in the crossfire leading to the death of six yatris and injuring 12 others,” Munir Khan, IGP Kashmir, said.
The gruesome incident shook the entire nation and several world leaders have come out strongly condemning the attack. standing in solidarity with India.
PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and the Mauritius govt has written to PM Modi, condemning the dastardly incident, tweets Gopal Bagley, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India.
The foreign ministries of Shri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal have also tweeted expressing their grief over the tragedy.