Death toll in the deadly terror attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims climbed to eight on Sunday as another injured pilgrim succumbed to her injuries.
According to the police, 47-year-old Lalitaben who had suffered critical injuries in the July 10 militant attack, died early Sunday.
The bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims was attacked by terrorists on Monday in Anantnag’s Betangoo area leaving several pilgrims dead and others severely injured. Terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen are believed to be behind the strike.
Earlier on Saturday, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the security situation in the Valley in aftermath of the attack.
“The Amarnath Yatra attack was carried out to cause communal tension in the state, but the entire country and political parties have stood together and condemned the attack,” she said.
The terror attack is being considered as the worst on Amarnath pilgrims since 2000.