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U.S. condemns Amarnath terror attack

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The United States on Tuesday condemned the Monday's terrorist attack on the bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District, which killed at least seven and injured several others.

US Charge d'Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson tweeted, "We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of Deepest condolences to the families & all those affected."

Earlier on Tuesday, several other allies of India including Russia, Sri Lanka and criticised the attack.

Pavel Dorokhin, Member of State Duma and Deputy Chairman of India- Russia Inter-Parliamentary Commission said in a statement, "Russia stands united against and cannot be justified. We pay condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the injured."

German Ambassador, Dr. Martin Ney issued a statement criticising the attacks, and paid condolences to the families of the deceased and injured.

He said, "On behalf of the of Germany, I strongly condemn yesterday's terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. Seven Amarnath Yatris lost their lives and more than a dozen were wounded. I convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. resolutely stands by India in the fight against and extremism."

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a series of tweets also criticised the terror incident.

He tweeted, "The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in India. Sri Lanka condemns the attack on peaceful pilgrims - Amarnath Yatris. Thoughts & prayers are with the families and your nation @narendramodi.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 15:14 IST
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