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Amarnath terror attack: Political parties hold protest in Jammu

ANI  |  Moradabad/ Jammu [India] 

Various political parties have called for a shutdown across in view of yesterday's terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which at least seven people were killed and several others were injured.

Several parties, including the Panthers Party (NPP), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Conference and the called for a shutdown to protest the killings.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister today summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state post Monday's terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.

Mehbooba called on security forces and the Police to act swiftly and nab the perpetrators so that stern message went out to anti-social elements that severe and punitive action can be taken against them if they went against the

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 (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 12:03 IST