The J & K police said, "seven Pilgrims Killed and 32 Injured", also said that in the injured persons some are in the critical situation.
In July 2001, a militant hurled two grenades at a camp and later opened fire near the Amarnath shrine killing almost 13 people.
Condemning the tragic attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind on Tuesday called it a "cowardly act".
Various Indian politicians, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitly, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have condemned the attack in strong words.
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Recently, in a horrifying terror attack at least 7 people were killed while several were injured along with a police personnel in Anantnag. CM Mufti shared her views on the awful incident and strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims.
The police claimed the bus driver had violated rules for the pilgrimage, which state that no yatra vehicle should be on a highway after 7 pm. As per the information, the bus in which the terrorists mobbed the location has not been registered with Amarnath shrine board for permitting over the premises.
All seven Yatris who fell to terror attack are from Gujarat. "My prayers with the injured", PM Modi tweeted.
Police said in statement that today evening militants initially attacked a police BP bunker at Botengoo.The fire was retaliated.
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In the past, the pilgrimage has been targeted by Muslim rebels who have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with neighbouring Pakistan since 1989. India will never be intimidated by these terrorist cowards.
Mani's sister-in-law died in the attack, which left her injured.
Despite the recent terror attack, a fresh batch of 3,289 Amarnath pilgrims have embarked for the Kashmir Valley. This is the first attack ever on Amarnath pilgrims. The attack was carried out at the base camp which killed pilgrims, shopkeepers and porters.
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