United States condemns ‘attack’ on Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar

The United States of America on Tuesday condemned the attack on Amarnath Yatris in Kashmir.

It also extended its condolences to the families of the attack.

Forces stand guard at the spot of the attack. PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

“We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of terrorism. Deepest condolences to the families & all those affected,” the US ambassador’s Twitter post said.

Seven Amarnath Yatris were killed and 19 injured in a suspected militant attack in southern Kashmir’s Islamabad district last night.

The bus was on its way from Baltal to Jammu when the attack took place.

The bus was not part of the Amarnath yatra convoy and was plying after the 7 pm deadline imposed by the officials on the movement of the yatra vehicles.

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