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Bodies Of Victims Of Amarnath Yatra Airlifted To Delhi

A fresh batch of pilgrims left for the yatra on Tuesday morning.

11/07/2017 10:03 AM IST | Updated 11/07/2017 10:04 AM IST
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JAMMU -- The bodies of the seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in a terror attack in Kashmir and 19 injured were airlifted to New Delhi on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said, "The dead and the injured pilgrims were shifted to Srinagar on Monday night and were airlifted to New Delhi in a special BSF aircraft at 7:30 AM," he said.

Terrorists on Monday killed seven Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women, and injured 32 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The deputy chief minister, who accompanied Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to Anantnag, said the injured were out of danger.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Mandeep Bhandari said the Amarnath yatra will continue from Jammu on Tuesday. "The yatra will not be disrupted and it will continue as per the plans tomorrow," he told PTI.

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