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Hindu Pilgrims Killed in Militant Attack in Kashmir


on 2017/7/11 18:14:58 ( 590 reads )

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KASHMIR, INDIA, July 11, 2017 (BBC): Seven Hindu pilgrims, six of them women, have been killed in a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir after their bus apparently got caught in crossfire. The bus was returning from the Amarnath Cave pilgrimage site in the Anantnag district when the attack took place. Police told the BBC the target appeared to be a nearby counter-insurgency base. The attack, which also left 19 injured, is likely to heighten tensions in the disputed region.

Nearly all the survivors praised the driver, who did not stop the vehicle and got them to safety, only stopping near an army convoy 1.24 miles away. Many say that without him, the death toll would have been much higher.

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