Sonia, Omar, Rahul condemn attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Posted July 11, 2017

At least seven Amarnath yatris were killed and 12 others injured when suspected militants attacked their vehicle at Botengoo area in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening. It was not registered with the Amarnath board, as required for all non-official vehicles headed for the shrine. When the police fired back, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately, the official said.

According to initial reports, the killed pilgrims were from Gujarat and were returning after paying obeisance at the shrine.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed sorrow over the attack, asking for an investigation into lapses in security.

# Security increased at Jammu base camp following the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims in Anantnag.

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CPM leader Sitaram Yechury lashed out at the central government and posted series of tweets saying, "The situation in Kashmir has deteriorated under the BJP govt's watch". The bus was on way to Jammu from Baltal and was not part of the convoy.

Internet service in the town was suspended after the attack.

Just weeks ago, intelligence agencies had warned that militants were planning to target 100 policemen and as many Amarnath pilgrims to trigger communal violence, prompting the authorities to deploy more than 40,000 troops to protect the twin routes of the 40-day pilgrimage. A bus carrying yatris was on the highway when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Jammu and Kashmir's Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba and has assured all possible assistance. "I share the pain and anguish of families who lost loved ones in the terror attack on innocent Amarnath Yatris today", he tweeted.

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The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. Relief Commissioner A J Shah said, "We are in contact with Jammu and Kashmir government officials regarding the unfortunate incident and are trying to get more details".

Former Chief Minister and Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the attack can not be condemned strongly enough.

# The bus was being escorted by a Police party, 2 police men also injured.

The force personnel launched a combing operation to track down the militants responsible for the attack.

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