Terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims 'reprehensible'

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15 July, 2017

He continued, "The Yatra will continue".

Proactive operations have been launched, mainly in south Kashmir, to track down Ismail as investigations including communication intercepts have pointed out to his involvement in the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, a senior police official said.

Seven persons were killed in the attack carried out by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

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As many as 21,000 paramilitary personnel in addition to state police forces have been deployed to provide security along pilgrimage routes.

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"Despite the attack on Monday, the pilgrims insisted that the Yatra should not be suspended even for a day, and it should continue". Singh said that "the Kashmir of 2017, like India of 2017, has a population of which over 65 per cent are below the age of 40". "We'll soon deal with them", police Inspector-General Muneer Ahmed Khan said.

"Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has already stated that we are very comfortably placed as far as the China issue is concerned". This is a yatra where people of one faith undertake the pilgrimage and the people of the other faith act as hosts.

"The terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is reprehensible and must be condemned", Rep Ted Poe (R-TX 2 District) tweeted. "We will overcome the security lapses", Ahir asserted.

A memo that was circulated to regional police, military and paramilitary units two weeks ago indicates Indian security officials had been expecting an attack.

N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to discuss the security arrangements for the pilgrims. "I think we are now in the last phase of the militancy", he told reporters here.

Ismail was reportedly part of a group which came on two motorbikes and attacked the bus twice, carrying pilgrims mostly from Gujarat and Maharashtra who were returning after visiting the cave shrine of Lord Shiva.


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