Terrorist Attack on Pilgrims Bus in Jammu and Kashmir- 9 killed & Dozens Injured

10 Killed As Bus Falls Into Gorge In J&K After Reported Terror Attack ( PHOTO-NDTV)
10 Killed As Bus Falls Into Gorge In J&K After Reported Terror Attack ( PHOTO-NDTV)

Terrorist Attack on Pilgrims Bus in J&K

Terrorist Attack on Pilgrims Bus in Jammu and Kashmir- 9 killed & Dozens Injured

In a tragic  turn of events, a pilgrimage journey to the revered Shiv Khori cave temple in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district turned into a nightmare as a bus carrying devotees was ambushed by terrorists. The assailants’ cowardly act of opening fire on the bus led to a catastrophic outcome, with the vehicle careening off the road and plunging into a gorge.

The incident, which unfolded this evening, resulted in the loss of nine innocent lives, while a staggering 33 individuals sustained injuries. Senior Superintendent of Police Mohit Sharma confirmed the grim toll, indicating the severity of the attack orchestrated by militants in the region.

Initial reports provided chilling details of the assault, highlighting how the terrorists’ gunfire instilled chaos and panic among the passengers, ultimately causing the bus driver to lose control. As the vehicle veered off course and tumbled down the ravine, the consequences proved fatal for many aboard.

Images from the scene depicted a scene of devastation, with bodies strewn across the hillside and the bus itself bearing the scars of the violent encounter. The sheer brutality of the attack underscores the ruthless nature of terrorism, sparing no regard for the sanctity of human life or the peaceful pursuits of pilgrims.

Reasi, a district previously shielded from the brunt of terrorist activities, now finds itself grappling with the aftermath of this heinous act. While neighboring areas like Rajouri and Poonch have long borne the burden of such violence, the assault on the pilgrim bus marks a stark escalation, sending shockwaves through the region.

As authorities work to ascertain the identities of the victims and tend to the wounded, the reprehensible nature of the attack serves as a stark reminder of the challenges posed by extremism in conflict-ridden areas. Despite efforts to secure pilgrimage sites such as the Shiv Khori shrine, the specter of terrorism continues to cast a dark shadow over the peace and tranquility of the region.

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