Attack on yatra ‘most reprehensible’ act: Jaitley

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New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, calling it the “most reprehensible act”.

“Terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is the most reprehensible act. My condolences to the bereaved families,” Jaitley posted on his Twitter handle.

“This incident should add to our determination to eliminate terrorism,” he added.

n a rare attack on the Amarnath Yatra, terrorists killed seven pilgrims and injured 14 others, including policemen, when they struck at a bus carrying them in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantang district.

The bus was attacked in Batengoo around 8.20 p.m. while returning from Baltal to Mir Bazar after darshan, J&K police and CRPF said.

The militants also carried out two attacks on security forces in the area.

–IANS

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