Jammu & Kashmir: 10 people die as terrorists open fire at bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi

Jammu and Kashmir terror attack: A rescue operation was launched and reinforcements from police, army and paramilitary forces were rushed to the spot, officials said.

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Updated9 Jun 2024, 11:06 PM IST
The damaged bus after it plunged into a gorge following an alleged attack by suspected terrorists, in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday.
The damaged bus after it plunged into a gorge following an alleged attack by suspected terrorists, in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday.(PTI)

At least ten people were killed and 33 others injured on Sunday after a bus carrying pilgrims plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after terrorists opened fire.

The bus, carrying pilgrims on their way to Katra from Shiv Khori, came under attack in Teryath village in Poni area, according to police.

The police said as many as ten people have died after the bus plunged into a gorge in Reasi district.

Reasi deputy commissioner Vishesh Mahajan said, “10 people died as a bus rolled down a gorge in Jammu & Kashmir's Reasi.”

Due to the firing, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle and it fell into the gorge, added the police.

A rescue operation was launched and reinforcements from police, army and paramilitary forces rushed to the spot, said officials.

Reasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohita Sharma said: “Initial reports suggest that terrorists fired upon the passenger bus going from Shiv Khori to Katra. Due to the firing, the bus driver lost balance of the bus and it fell into gorge. 33 people were injured in the incident. Rescue operation has been completed. The identities of the passengers have not been confirmed yet, they are not locals. Shiv Khori shrine was secured and area domination was done.”

Amit Shah, soon after taking oath as Union minister for the second time on Sunday, said those involved in the dastardly terror attack on pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi will not be spared and will face the wrath of the law.

Shah said he had spoken to Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, and DGP RR Swain and took stock of the situation.

“Deeply pained by the incident of the attack on pilgrims in Reasi, J&K. Spoke to the Lieutenant Governor and the DGP, J&K, and inquired about the incident. The culprits of this dastardly attack will not be spared and will face the wrath of the law,” he wrote on X.

 

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First Published:9 Jun 2024, 11:06 PM IST
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