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Terrorists kill 7 Amarnath pilgrims

Terrorists killed seven Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women, and injured 32 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000.

11th July 2017, 10:29 Hrs
PTIrSRINAGARrrThe bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 was attacked at around 8.20 pm near Khanabal when it was on its way to Jammu, police said. rPolice said the bus was not a part of the yatra convoy which is being provided elaborate security. rThe terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the police at Botengoo, a police official said, adding it was retaliated. There were no injuries in this attack. rThereafter the terrorists fired on a police picket near Khannabal, the police added. rWhen the police retaliated, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately in which the bus carrying the yatris got it. rThe police and top government sources said the bus driver had violated rules for the pilgrimage.