Meanwhile, senior Home Ministry officials were expected to visit Kashmir on Tuesday.

Amarnath attack Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds security review meetingPTI/ file image
news Terrorism Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:33

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a security review meeting in the wake of a terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir that left seven persons dead on Monday evening.

The meeting was called to look into possible security lapses that may have led to the attack on a bus that was carrying pilgrims from Gujarat.

Sources said National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, top Home Ministry, intelligence and paramilitary force officials attended the meeting to take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The attack also left 19 people injured on Monday when militants fired at the bus in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Meanwhile, senior Home Ministry officials were expected to visit Kashmir on Tuesday. They include Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Joint Secretary, Kashmir, Gyaneshwar Kumar. 

Despite the terror attack, a fresh batch of 3,289 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday despite a terror attack the previous day on a bus which left seven worshippers dead.

"A fresh batch of 3,289 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 185 vehicles around 3 a.m., on Tuesday for the Valley", officials said.

 

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