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Nepal PM condemns Amarnath terror attack

In a statement, Sher Bahadur Deuba said he was deeply saddened by the attack on pilgrims and said he wishes the speedy recovery of those wounded.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2017 16:44 IST
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File photo of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
File photo of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.(Reuters)

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims, which resulted in seven deaths and left 19 wounded.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of (a) terrorist attack on pilgrims returning from Amarnath in India,” Deuba said in a statement.

“On the behalf of the government of Nepal, I strongly condemn the attack...that took the lives of seven innocent pilgrims and left others injured,” he said, wishing for the speedy recovery of those wounded.

The foreign ministry also condemned the attack. “The government expressed deep condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family members and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured,” a release issued by the ministry stated.

On Monday evening, terrorists opened fire on a bus of pilgrim in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The bus was not part of a convoy of vehicles taking pilgrims under security.

Police said the bus driver violated rules for the pilgrimage, which state that no yatra vehicle should be on the highway after 7 pm as the security cover is withdrawn after that.