Amarnath Yatra attack: Death toll rises to 8 as another woman succumbs to injuries

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Amarnath Yatra attack: Death toll rises to 8 as another woman succumbs to injuries

Seven people, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus full of Amarnath pilgrims in near Khanabal in Anantnag district on Monday (July 10) night.

A woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a hospital early today, taking the death toll in the incident to eight.

Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said.

With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8.

Seven people, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus full of Amarnath pilgrims in near Khanabal in Anantnag district on Monday (July 10) night.

Five of those killed were from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra.

Describing the attack on Amarnath pilgrims as dastardly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,"India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and the evil designs of hate".

Monday's terror attack is being described as the worst on the annual Amarnath Yatra since 2000. The attack took place despite specific intelligence input on June 25 that terrorists may target Amarnath pilgrims.