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Amarnath attack, China row: Cabinet's security panel meets to take stock

Seven persons were killed and 19 others injured as militants opened fired at Amarnath pilgrims

IANS  |  New Delhi 


The in New Delhi on Wednesday to take stock of the security situation in the wake of the terror attack on pilgrims and the stand-off with along the border.

According to government sources, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the meet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra The CCS was held prior to the Cabinet meeting.

Seven persons were killed and 19 others injured on Monday night when militants opened fire at a bus carrying Yatra pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat rushed to the valley to review the security on Tuesday, while two central ministers - Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh were sent by the Centre to assess the situation.

A stand-off continues between Indian and Chinese troops since the middle of June on the border in the sector.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 17:17 IST