US, India will fight terrorism together: WH condemns Amarnath attack

Live Updates Amarnath attack carried out by LeT masterminded by Pak terrorist Ismail IG Kashmir

In synch with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that "all Kashmiris are not terrorists" adding that terrorism is in its last phase and would soon be wiped out. "There were many injured and dead bodies laden in the bus, and she came to see everyone".

"The terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is reprehensible and must be condemned", Rep Ted Poe (R-TX 2 District) tweeted.

Escorted by CRPF and police personnel, 3,289 pilgrims, comprising 2,283 men, 756 women and 250 sadhus and sadhvis, left in 68 vehicles in a convoy from Jammu for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps on Tuesday morning, officials said.

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

Meanwhile, as the annual pilgrimage continues, the central government issued the "highest alert" in Jammu and Kashmir. "Amarnath Yatra Attack", many posted this photo message on social media.

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


He claimed that the role on sleeper cells of the Lashkar-e-Taiba or the Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence operating outside the state can not be ruled out.

Spicer is offering condolences to the victims and families of Monday's assault.

"They fired more than 150 rounds before escaping through a maze of lanes and bylanes", said an officer. "I don't know if it's really safe for them there". "Religion is a fundamental right and human right #AmarnathYatra #ReligiousFreedon".

Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister of Kashmir, asked India's home ministry to protect Kashmiri students and workers across the nation.

In her message on the occasion of 86th Martyrs Day, the chief minister said the courageous hearts of 1931 sacrificed their lives for laying a strong edifice of democracy, equality and liberty in the State which ought to be safeguarded, respected and protected by every citizen. What followed were violent protests, several months of curfew and an overall deterioration in Jammu and Kashmir's security situation.

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