Six killed, Two injured in terror attack: Amarnath

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Sevan Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire at a patrol vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday night (File Photo)

Sevan Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire at a patrol vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday night. A police official said the vehicle came under fire at Anantnag’s Batengo area around 8.30 p.m.

According to The Hindu Report, six pilgrims were killed in the attack and one died of injuries in hospital

The attack took place when quick response teams of the Army had withdrawn from the highway around sunset, making the vehicle vulnerable.

“A mini-bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims also got hit in the militant fire,” said the police official.

Batengo is a small stopover at Khanabal with sparse population and large swathes of fields.