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Massive hunt for bus attackers in Jammu and Kashmir

Updated on: 11 June,2024 07:25 AM IST  |  Jammu
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Security forces launch large-scale manhunt with drones, sniffer dogs

Massive hunt for bus attackers in Jammu and Kashmir

The damaged bus after it plunged into a gorge. Pic/PTI

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Massive hunt for bus attackers in Jammu and Kashmir

A massive cordon and search operation is underway to track down terrorists responsible for the attack on a passenger bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district that left nine people dead and 41 injured, officials said on Monday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), State Investigation Agency (SIA) and Forensic department teams visited the spot of the terror attack and initiated a probe, they said.

On Sunday, terrorists opened fire at the 53-seater bus carrying pilgrims when it was en route from Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra near Teryath village in the Poni area. The bus plunged into the deep gorge following the gunfire.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha visited injured passengers at GMC and Narayana hospitals on Monday and said the terrorist attack was part of a nefarious design to spread turmoil in the Jammu region. Such attempts would be thwarted, he asserted. The Director General of Police (DGP) along with senior officers, including the Army, is scheduled to visit the spot to get first-hand information about the incident.

Hurriyat condemns terror attack

The Hurriyat Conference condemned terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference expressed grief at the incident in Reasi where nine pilgrims were killed when the bus carrying them fell into a gorge after being fired upon by terrorists. “Hurriyat Conference has and will always condemn all forms of violence against humanity. The loss of precious human lives to killings is deeply disturbing,” the amalgam said.

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