Amarnath Attack: Woman Succumbs to Injuries, Death Toll at Eight

Seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, including six women, are dead.

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Amarnath Attack: Woman  Succumbs to Injuries, Death Toll at Eight
  • Terrorists targeted a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on 10 July in Anantnag, killing eight and injuring 17.
  • LeT was behind the deadly terror attack, says IG Kashmir Muneer Khan on Tuesday
  • Army Chief Bipin Rawat reviewed security situation in the state
  • The yatra has not been disrupted, and is continuing as per the plan
  • Opposition parties question Modi-Mehbooba governments
  • Centre, States announce compensation for victims’ kin
5:03 PM , 16 Jul

Woman pilgrim succumbs to injuries in Srinagar

A woman, who was injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at Srinagar's SKIMS Hospital on 16 July. The deceased has been identified as Lalita, a 47-year-old pilgrim, a police official said.

With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to eight.

4:06 PM , 14 Jul

Indo-Pak Buses Diverted As Phagwara Observes Bandh

The residents of Phagwara cutting across religions observed a day-long bandh today in protest against the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims in a terrorist attack in Kashmir.

As a precautionary measure, authorities diverted ‘Sada- e-Sarhad’ buses plying between Delhi and Lahore, Phagwara Superintendent of Police P S Bhandal said.

Addressing the rally, Gulam Sarvar Saba, a member of the Punjab Haj Committee, called the killing of Amarnath pilgrims an "anti-Islamic act".

Islam teaches us to respect all religions and the killing of Amarnath pilgrims was an anti-Islamic and anti- mankind act.
Gulam Sarvar Saba, 
3:33 PM , 13 Jul

Search For Mastermind on

Security forces have launched a massive hunt for Pakistani national and Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail who has emerged as the mastermind of the deadly terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, a senior police official said.

Jammu and Kashmir police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the attack on Amarnath yatris in the Anantnag district of the state.

The SIT is headed by SP Pani, DIG South Kashmir. The team also includes Altaf Ahmad Khan, SSP Anantnag.

The government has also sounded the "highest alert" across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Monday's attack in Anantnag district of Kashmir in which seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed.

3:33 PM , 13 Jul

Gandhi Family Responsible for Problems in Kashmir: BJP Responds to Rahul

The BJP on Wednesday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and “not terrorism”, after his return from “vacation”, hours after the Congress vice president said Modi’s policies had created space for terrorists in Kashmir.

Union minister Smriti Irani said the challenges around Kashmir were a legacy of the Nehru-Gandhi family and that “the country knows it”.

“After his return from vacation, Rahul attacks Modi, and not terrorists. I want to ask when Mani Shankar Aiyar (Congress leader) sought Pakistan’s help in removing Modi from power and bring in the Congress, was it Rahul’s personal agenda or political agenda?” she asked.

When the Army chief was called a “goonda”, she said, referring to remarks of Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit, was it Rahul’s personal agenda or political?

Published: 11 Jul 2017, 9:19 AM IST
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