Jammu & Kashmir

Reasi Attack: Police confirms 9 deaths, says it was a ‘terrorist attack’


*‘Terrorists fired at bus, driver got hit, lost control, bus plunged into George; 33 are injured, all of them were non-J&K residents, they seem to be pilgrims from UP, had come to Shiv Kohri shrine: SSP Reasi, says police had secured shrine amid inputs of possible attack by terrorists*

Jammu, Jun 09 (KNO): Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP) Reasi, Mohita Sharma Sunday confirmed that nine pilgrims were killed after terrorists attacked the bus ferrying Shiv Kohri pilgrims in Reasi district while 33 persons were injured.

She was, however, quick to add that the bullet hit the driver of the bus after which he lost control and plunged into a gorge. Talking to reporters at the incident site, the SSP Reasi, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that police had secured the Shiv Kohri incident but terrorists chose to attack the bus ferrying non-J&K pilgrims of Shiv Kohri on the highway. “This is an unfortunate incident in which nine persons are feared dead and 33 others injured. Prima facie it looks that terrorists were waiting for the bus and attacked it on the highway. The driver of the bus was hit by a bullet after which the bus rolled down into the gorge,” she said.

She said that the identities of the slain and injured are being ascertained. “It seems the pilgrims were from Uttar Pradesh. She said that injured have been shifted to district hospital Reasi,” the SSP Reasi said—(KNO)

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