Undeterred by the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, hundreds of devotees on Tuesday set off for the cave shrine amid stepped-up security measures.
Chanting 'Bam Bam Bhole', the pilgrims set for the arduous trek from both the traditional Pahalgam and shorter Baltal routes early this morning, an official of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) said.
"The yatra is progressing smoothly and the terror attack has not dampened the spirits of the pilgrims," the official said.
Additional police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed en route to the holy cave shrine to prevent repeat of any such incident, a police official said.
He said investigations have been launched into the attack and few people have been detained for questioning.