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White House ‘strongly’ condemns Amarnath Yatra attack

The White House press secretary said the US will continue to work with India to combat terrorism.

world Updated: Jul 12, 2017 21:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Washington
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The United States has “strongly” condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Monday and said it would continue to work with India to combat terrorism.

“An attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right of liberty,” the White House press secretary said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The United States and India will continue to fight together against terrorist threats in every part of the world,” the statement added.

Seven people were killed and 19 were wounded in the attack.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 20:47 IST