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Union minister Hansraj Ahir today said the terrorists who targeted the Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir would not be spared and asserted that the Centre was taking all steps to ensure that such incidents did not recur.
He condemned the attack, in which seven pilgrims were killed last night, and described it as a "cowardly act".
"We are taking all the necessarysteps to ensure that such incidents do not happen again. We are saddened by this attack and we condemn it. This is a cowardly attack on innocent children and women and its perpetratorswill not be spared," the Union Minister of State for Home told reporters at the airport here before leaving for New Delhi.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in constant touch with the top police officers of Jammu and Kashmir and he was reviewing the situation in that state, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken cognisance of the matter and the NDA government was "very serious" in tackling the menace of terrorism, said Ahir.
Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when their bus came under terrorists' gunfire in south Kashmir's Anantnag district last night.
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