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Attack on pilgrims shows frustration of terrorists: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today condemned the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir, saying the cowardly act showed the "utter frustration" of the terrorists.

"We condemn the attack on the pilgrims and pray that the departed souls rest in peace. It is an act of cowardice to attack innocent and unarmed pilgrims," he told PTI.

It showed the utter frustration of the terrorists and the "countries supporting them", Fadnavis said, adding that would give a "befitting reply" to these "criminals of humanity".

The chief minister said he stood in support of the bereaved families, who lost their near and dear ones in the terrorists' gunfire, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Two of those killed in the terror attack -- Sonar and Nirmala Thakur -- were residents of Dahanu near

In a series of tweets, Fadnavis said his was making arrangements to bring their bodies back.

He added that the was in touch with the Centre and the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Govt has made arrangements for helicopter to bring back the mortal remains of 2 #AmarnathPilgrims to Dahanu from Surat (sic)," he wrote on the microblogging website.

The bodies of those killed in the terror attack were flown to Surat in an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane.

Seven pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured as their bus came under terrorists' gunfire in south Kashmir's Anantnag district last night.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 19:29 IST