Nepal condemns terrorist attack in India-controlled Kashmir

KATHMANDU, Jul 11 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Nepal has condemned Monday’s terrorist attack in India-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday.

In a press statement, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba condemned the incident expressing condolence to the victims.

Similarly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed condolence to the bereaved family members while wishing quick recovery of those injured in the incident.

At least seven Hindu pilgrims killed and 19 others were injured  in the terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir after their bus, carrying some 40 of them, got caught in crossfire, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The vehicle was returning from the Amarnath Cave pilgrimage site in the state’s Anantnag district when the attack took place around 8:30 p.m. local time Monday, the report said.

The 40-day-long Yatra to the cave of Amarnath began on June 28. The pilgrimage takes place every year under tight security that includes more than 40,000 troops guarding the route and a satellite tracking system, according to Xinhua.

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