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MoS Home, senior officer to review security post-Anantnag terror strike

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 July 2017, 10:41 IST

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Joint Secretary (Kashmir) Gyaneshwar Kumar will visit Srinagar today to review security preparedness and other administrative issues post Monday night's terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.

Simultaneously, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a high-level security review meeting at his residence in Delhi in the regard. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has also called a meeting over the same.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan on Tuesday said Monday's attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Khan told ANI that the attack was masterminded by Pakistan terrorist Ismail.

Yesterday, the Union Home Minister had spoken to Governor Vohra and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured full assistance to the injured.

The Home Minister also spoke to the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Yesterday, a group of terrorists opened fire at a bus carrying pilgrims in the Anantnag district.

The incident occurred at 8.20 p.m., when the bus, carrying 17 pilgrims from Baltal to Mir Bazar, became victim of the terror attack.

Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board.

The death toll in the terror attack has risen to seven and as many as 15 have been injured.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack in the strongest terms.


First published: 11 July 2017, 10:41 IST