No less than 7 pilgrims, including 5 ladies, were killed in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on the eleventh day of the Amarnath Yatra on Monday after terrorists shot at a transport in which they were traveling.
In what is associated to be a joint operation with the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, a heavily clad auto of the police was assaulted around 8:20 pm. At the point when police returned fire, terrorists began shooting aimlessly. Three policemen and 9 Hindu travelers were also harmed in the assault.
One of the injured is critical.
As per a best state government official, the travelers executed had a place with Gujarat. This is the primary psychological militant assault on Amarnath pioneers. The transport conveying pioneers from Sonmarg were en route back, in the wake of going by the Amarnath sanctum.
Police guaranteed the transport driver had slighted the rule that travelers’ vehicle ought not to handle on the roadway after 7 pm. The Jammu-Srinagar thruway was closed down and a manhunt was on.
However, unsubstantiated reports said that a best Kashmir cop citing knowledge inputs had cautioned security. Psychological militants were wanting to assault pioneers and police escorting them.
J&K Opposition Leader Omar Abdullah denounced the assault. “Each correct deduction Kashmiri should today censure the killing of the Amarnath yatris and say unequivocally, this is #NotInMyName. These fear-based oppressors are the adversaries of Kashmir and Kashmiriyat, no two courses about that,” he tweeted. Separatist pioneer Mirwaiz Umar Farooq likewise denounced the killings.