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China, Pak mum on Amarnath attack amid world outrage

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Denouncement of the Amarnath terror attack by the international community continued to come in but India's two major neighbours, and Pakistan, have not commented on it.

The Portuguese condemned the attack and expressed its support for the authorities and solidarity with the Indian people, while the Spanish President in a letter to Prime Minister Modi said can count on in the fight against

The US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Norway, Canada, apart from The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries-- Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal-- are among those which have already condemned the attack.

and Pakistan, a SAARC-member nation, are only two immediate neighbours of which have not commented on the the attack in which seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 19 injured when their bus came under heavy gunfire from terrorists in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday night.

Meanwhile, security forces have launched a massive hunt to track down a Pakistani national Abu Ismail, a Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) commander, who has emerged as the mastermind of the deadly attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

In his letter, the Spanish leader also said,"in these moments of pain caused by this barbaric act committed for religious motives, I would like to convey the solidarity of the and people of Spain, and reiterate our condemnation to all types of "

The official release by the Portuguese said it expresses "firm condemnation of extremism and any form of terrorism, regardless of the perpetrators and their motivation.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:03 IST