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Amarnath Yatra terror attack: White House condemns killing of pilgrims, terms it assault on liberty

Washington: Joining the condemnation pouring in from across the world, the White House on Wednesday strongly condemned the "cowardly" Amarnath terror attack and said the US and India will continue to fight together against terrorist threats in every part of the world.

In a statement, the White House press secretary Sean Spicer also said that an attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right of liberty.

File image of White House. AP

File image of White House. AP

"The United States strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on religious pilgrims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 10 July. We extend condolences to the victims' families and the people of India. An attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right of liberty. The United States and India will continue to fight together against terrorist threats in every part of the world," the statement said.

Seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 19 others injured in a terror attack on a bus full of yatris in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday night.

On Tuesday, Mary K. Carlson, Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi had tweeted her condemnation. "We deplore the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and condemn all acts of terrorism. Deepest condolences to the families and all those affected," she said.


Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 22:31 PM

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