Amarnath Yatra attack: Anantnag victims to be airlifted to Delhi in BSF aircraft says Nirmal Singh


Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said the Amarnath pilgrims injured in a terror attack at Anantnag district will be airlifted to Delhi on Tuesday.

Police personnel in Jammu after the Amarnath Yatra attack. ANI twitter

Police personnel in Jammu after the Amarnath Yatra attack. ANI twitter

"The dead and the injured pilgrims will be shifted to Srinagar tonight. They will then be airlifted to New Delhi in a special BSF aircraft at 7:30 AM Tuesday," he said.

Terrorists tonight killed seven Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women.

32 others were injured as they struck at a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since 2000.

The deputy chief minister, who accompanied chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to Anantnag, said the injured were out of danger.


Meanwhile, divisional commissioner Mandeep Bhandari said the Amarnath yatra will continue from Jammu on Tuesday.

"The yatra will not be disrupted and it will continue as per the plans tomorrow," he told PTI.


Published Date: Jul 11, 2017 07:17 am | Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 07:23 am


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