The US on Wednesday strongly condemned the Amarnath terrorist attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on July 10. The White House extended condolences to victims’ families and people of India.
"US strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on religious pilgrims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on July 10. We extend condolences to victims’ families and people of India," said the White House.
The White House said that attack on religious freedom is attack on most fundamental right of liberty and the United States and India will continue to fight together against terrorist threats in every part of the world.
Terrorists killed seven pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women, and injured 32 others as they struck at a bus in the district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000.
Earlier, condemning the attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was pained beyond words on dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K. The attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone.
India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks & the evil designs of hate, tweeted PM Modi.