Pakistani terrorist Ismail from terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has emerged as the mastermind behind Monday’s dastardly attack in Anantnag, which left seven Amarnath pilgrims dead and several others critically injured.
“Attack on Amaranth yatra pilgrims was carried out by LeT and masterminded by Pak terrorist Ismail, ” IG Kashmir Muneer Khan told news agency ANI.
The officer added that security for the ongoing pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine has been beefed up.
At least seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and several others injured when terrorists opened fire on a bus near Batengoo in Jammu & Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
As per the reports, the bus was not registered with Amarnath shrine board and flouted the security norms by travelling after permitted hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and various others political leaders have condemned the terror attack and expressed their condolences over loss of lives.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also chaired a high-level meet on Tuesday to review the situaution in J&K in aftermath of the terror attack.