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Amarnath attack: Prabhu refrains from birthday celebration

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said he would not be celebrating his birthday today in view of the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgirms.

Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 others injured yesterday when terrorists fired at a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since 2001.

"The loss of innocent lives has saddened me. It is a dastardly act and condemnable," said Prabhu, who turned 64 today.

"I am not celebrating my birthday," he said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 18:03 IST