At least 7 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims killed and 15 were injured after terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying Pilgrims in Bantigoo area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. The terrorists were on the bikes and started firing indiscriminately. Among 7 Killed, 5 were women.
What we know so far:
# At around 8.20 pm today, terrorists attacked a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Bantigoo area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. 7 Killed, 15 others including forces personnel injured.
# Prime Minister Modi condemned the attack and said he is pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K.
# Security beefed up in the state, a high alert has been issued.
# Home Ministry has called an emergency meeting after the attack on Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims.
# Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Modi on the situation.
# A high alert has been issued after the attack on pilgrims.
# Traffic on Jammu- Srinagar highway has been suspended.
# Internet services suspended in Jammu and Kashmir.
# The CRPF troops, when they reached the spot to rescue the pilgrims, too came under fire from the terrorists.
# Terrorists were on bikes and started firing indiscriminately.
# The bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat was reportedly not a registered vehicle and part of the main convoy. Therefore, no security was provided to the bus. The main convoy is escorted by troops.
# Very sad news. The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough. My sympathies to the families & prayers for the injured: Omar Abdullah
# We strongly condemn the terror attack on Amarnath Yatris and armed forces personnel: Congress
# Special forces rushed to Anantnag after the attack.
# Around 40,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir by the central government for the yatra.