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US condemns Amarnath terror attack

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 July 2017, 15:25 IST

The United States on Tuesday condemned the Monday's terrorist attack on the bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District, which killed at least seven and injured several others.

US Charge d'Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson tweeted, "We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of terrorism. Deepest condolences to the families & all those affected."

Earlier on Tuesday, several other allies of India including Russia, Sri Lanka and Germany criticised the attack.
Pavel Dorokhin, Member of State Duma and Deputy Chairman of India- Russia Inter-Parliamentary Commission said in a statement, "Russia stands united against terrorism and terrorism cannot be justified. We pay condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the injured."

German Ambassador, Dr. Martin Ney issued a statement criticising the attacks, and paid condolences to the families of the deceased and injured.
He said, "On behalf of the Government of Germany, I strongly condemn yesterday's terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. Seven Amarnath Yatris lost their lives and more than a dozen were wounded. I convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Germany resolutely stands by India in the fight against terrorism and extremism."

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a series of tweets also criticised the terror incident.

He tweeted, "The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in India. Sri Lanka condemns the attack on peaceful pilgrims - Amarnath Yatris. Thoughts & prayers are with the families and your nation @narendramodi."

-ANI

First published: 11 July 2017, 15:25 IST
 
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