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India sounds red alert in J&K, United States calls yatra attack reprehensible

India sounds red alert in J&K, United States calls yatra attack reprehensible”

"The terrorist attack on Amarnath Pilgrims is outrageous", said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Strongly condemning the terror attack targeting a bus of pilgrims, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said, "being enemies of civilisation and humanity, terrorists don't respect any religion and law but in order to disseminate terror and hate, they target sacred locations and civilians including women and children".

"Despite the attack on Monday, the pilgrims insisted that the Yatra should not be suspended even for a day, and it should continue".

A paramilitary security personnel keeping vigil as a convoy of Amaranth pilgrims leave for Kashmir on the outskirts of Jammu. "There were many injured and dead bodies laden in the bus, and she came to see everyone". They said the driver kept driving the bus as it was being struck with bullets near the southern town of Anantnag on the main highway linking Kashmir with the rest of India.

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India has been struggling to restore normality in Muslim-majority Kashmir, which both India and Pakistan claim in full but rule in part.

Police superintendent Altaf Khan said the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the attack aimed at sowing sectarian discord.

"This incident goes against the very grain of Kashmiri ethos", separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Farooq and Yasin Malik said in a joint statement.

"The terrorist attack on AmarnathYatra is reprehensible and must be condemned", tweeted Congressman Ted Poe.

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"They fired more than 150 rounds before escaping through a maze of lanes and bylanes", said an officer.

The banned militant organisation however had denied any role in the attack calling it, "against islamic teachings".

"Considering the unfortunate loss of life and injuries suffered by the yatris in the recent terror attack, the entire security apparatus has been put on the highest alert by the ministers", a Home Ministry statement said.

A massive manhunt has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir to catch Ismail and his terror group members.

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In a message, German Ambassador Martin Ney conveyed condolences to the families of those bereaved, and said: "Germany resolutely stands by India in the fight against terrorism and extremism".



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