7 Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K’s Anantnag

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New Delhi: Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 11 others injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
“A group of heavily armed terrorists 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 on July 10.
“Two pilgrims were killed on spot while other four succumbed to injuries on the way to Anantnag’s district hospital,” he added.
The attack took place at around 8:30pm.
The bus was neither a part of convoy nor registered with shrine board, a senior CRPF official said, adding, “troops of of 90 Bn and 40 Bn CRPF have been rushed to the spot.”
Meanwhile, one more yatri injured during the attack has succumbed to injuries in hospital.

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