Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a top level security and ministerial meet at his residence at 9:45 am on Tuesday in New Delhi to review security measures after a terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag left 7 dead and 19 injured.
CNN-News 18 reported, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief and other home affairs officials will attend the meeting.
Attack on Amaranth yatra pilgrims carried out by LeT, masterminded by Pak terrorist Ismail, Inspector General Kashmir Muneer Khan told ANI.
Meanwhile, several pilgrims are headed to Amarnath, a day after the attack.
A team of senior leaders and officials from the home affairs ministry are also set to visit Amarnath on Tuesday.
Terrorists, on Monday night, killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000.
Five of those killed were from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra.
The terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the police at Botengoo, a police official said, adding it was retaliated. There were no injuries in this attack.
Thereafter the terrorists fired on a police picket near Khannabal, the police added.
When the police retaliated, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately in which the bus carrying the yatris got hit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was personally monitoring the situation, strongly condemned the dastardly attack and asserted that India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and evil designs of hate.
He said he spoke to Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured all possible assistance required.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Vohra and Mehbooba.