Extensive search ops on for terrorists who killed 10 Hindu pilgrims and injured 33 in J&K's Reasi

NewsBharati    10-Jun-2024 10:42:12 AM
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Reasi, June 10: In a shocking development, at least ten, including a child, were killed and 33 others injured after armed terrorists opened fire at a bus carrying pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday evening, said officials.

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“Today, a group of militants attacked a Yatri bus coming from Ransoo area of district Reasi. Due to the attack, the driver of the bus lost control and the bus fell into a deep gorge near Kanda area of Pouni. Due to the accident, nine people died and 33 others injured,” said Reasi senior superintendent of police (SSP), Mohita Sharma.

“It’s a clear case of terror attack. The area has been sanitised and a search operation has been launched,” she said.

"Rescue operations are complete. Nine are feared dead and 33 injured. They were immediately referred to Naraina and Reasi District hospitals. The passengers were not locals. Their identities were not clear but from initial reports, they belonged to UP," said Sharma.

A joint security force temporary operation by Police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been set up at the site and a multidimensional operation has been launched to get at the attackers, it added.

The incident happened days after a bus from UP’s Hathras plunged into a deep gorge in Akhnoor area of Jammu on May 30 that left 22 pilgrims dead and 69 others injured.

Union Minister Amit Shah expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a terrorist attack and said that the culprits of this dastardly attack would not be spared.

Referring to this, Shah posted on X, "Deeply pained by the incident of the attack on pilgrims in Reasi, J-K. Spoke to the Lieutenant Governor and the DGP, J&K, and inquired about the incident. The culprits of this dastardly attack will not be spared and will face the wrath of the law. The local administration is working on a war footing to provide immediate medical attention."

"May the Almighty give the loved ones of the deceased the strength to bear this pain. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured," he added.