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International community condemns Amarnath terror attack

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The International community on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack on the bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District, which killed at least seven and injured several others yesterday.

Pavel Dorokhin, Member of State Duma and Deputy Chairman of India- Inter-Parliamentary Commission said in a statement, "stands united against and cannot be justified. We pay condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the injured."

German Ambassador, Dr. Martin Ney issued a statement criticising the attacks, and paid condolences to the families of the deceased and injured.

He said, "On behalf of the Government of Germany, I strongly condemn yesterday's terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. Seven Amarnath Yatris lost their lives and more than a dozen were wounded. I convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Germany resolutely stands by in the fight against and extremism."

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a series of tweets also criticised the terror incident.

He tweeted, "The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in condemns the attack on peaceful pilgrims - Amarnath Yatris. Thoughts & prayers are with the families and your nation @narendramodi."

Meanwhile, Bhutan Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji said, "Bhutan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on Amarnath Yatris."

Nepali Foreign Ministry issued a statement in support of the victims of the Amarnath Terror attack.

"Strongly condemn the attack on convey of yatris returning from Amarnath. Our thought and prayers on those departed innocent souls n injured", it said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 14:46 IST