In yet another case of terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, at least two Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed today and four others were left injured. According to media reports, the terrorists also attacked some policemen in Bantigoo area.
According to an Indian Express report, the attack took place hours after the Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed, that they busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module with the arrests of two persons, including Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
After reports of the terror attack surfaced, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and said: “the attack cannot be condemned strongly enough.”
“Very sad news. The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough. My sympathies to the families & prayers for the injured,” wrote Abdullah.
Very sad news. The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough. My sympathies to the families & prayers for the injured.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 10, 2017
He added the attack was feared in spite of recent success by security forces. “The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. In spite of recent successes against militants & unprecedented force presence,” he tweeted.
Earlier, the Amarnath yatra was suspended due to law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley for the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Special prayers were held on Sunday near the Pahalgam base camp of the annual Amarnath yatra, marking the commencement of the pilgrimage.
Here’re some reactions over the attack:
Holy Lord, No. The worst fears coming true. http://t.co/rr5qHHvk0t
— Sushant Singh (@SushantSin) July 10, 2017
— Trilochana (@Trilochana888) July 10, 2017
Attack on #Amarnath yatris deeply worrying. I’ve done the journey to the cave, impossible without Kashmiri porters. Sad news every day
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) July 10, 2017