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Amarnath Yatra Attack Carried Out By LeT, Masterminded By Pak Terrorist Ismail: Police

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| July 11 , 2017 , 09:51 IST

The terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Monday night which led to the death of 7 and injury of 14 others was carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group and was masterminded by Pakistani terrorist Ismail, IG Kashmir Muneer Khan said to ANI.

A bus carrying pilgrims was attacked by militants on Monday night as it was returning from Baltal to Mir Bazar after visiting the shrine.

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An intelligence report from June 26 stated that terrorists are planning to target at least 150 pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra this year with the intent to kill and that 100 police personnel are also likely to be 'eliminated'.

Based on the intelligence report received from the office of the SSP Anantnag, the goal of the terrorists is to create communal tension throughout the country by attacking pilgrimages that hold significance to Hindus.

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