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"Terrorism does not have a place in a civilized society. Terrorists and terrorism have no religion and we should all come together irrespective of political ideologies to eradicate it," National Conference leader Devendra Rana told ANI.
He added that it is a nefarious design by certain forces to disturb the traditional foundation of secularism in Jammu and Kashmir.
"This is a very unfortunate act and a conspiracy against the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and the nation," Rana said.
Terrorists had on Monday night opened fire on a bus carrying over 30 pilgrims in Anantnag district.
The incident occurred at around 8.20 p.m. yesterday between Baltal and Mir Bazar. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board.
The 90th and 40th battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to condemn the incident.
"The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough," Omar wrote on Twitter.
"Very sad news. The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough. My sympathies to the families & prayers for the injured."
"The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. In spite of recent successes against militants & unprecedented force presence," he added.
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