J&K: Efforts Continue To Track Down Terrorists Involved In Attack On Pilgrims’ Bus In Reasi District

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In Jammu and Kashmir, extensive efforts to track down terrorists involved in the attack on pilgrims’ bus on Sunday evening in Reasi district continued on Tuesday (11th June 2024) , with 11 teams of security personnel working on the ground and a multi-directional cordon laid around the Poni-Treyath belt.

Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that the security forces have sounded a high alert in Jammu and Rajouri districts and intensified checking and frisking in the area following the terror attack that left nine dead and 41 injured. More than 20 people have been picked up for questioning. On Sunday, terrorists opened fire at the 53 seater bus carrying pilgrims when it was en route from the Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra near Teryath village in the Poni area of Reasi district. The bus plunged into a deep gorge following the gunfire. DIG Police, Udhampur-Reasi Range, Rayees Mohammad Bhat said the security forces have got some leads. There are reports that four terrorists including a local overground worker were involved in the attack which was carried out on the directions of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Hamza. Teams of National Investigation Agency (NIA), State Investigation Agency (SIA) and forensic department visited the attack site and joined the probe.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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