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Reasi terror attack on bus: PM Modi takes stock of situation, Army launches massive search operation

Reasi terror attack on bus: The security forces launched a joint operation to hunt down the terrorist. An Army helicopter and drones were deployed to conduct a search operation in Reasi.

Reported By : Manish Prasad Edited By : Raju Kumar
Reasi (J&K)
Updated on: June 10, 2024 13:22 IST
Reasi terror attack
Image Source : ANI The pilgrim bus which was attacked by the terrorists

Reasi terror attack on bus: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took stock of the situation arising out of the terror attack on pilgrims in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Nine people were killed and 37 injured as terrorists struck a bus carrying pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday evening, opening fire on the vehicle which fell into a gorge. 

The attack occurred on the bus en route from Shiv Khori temple to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra near Teryath village in the Poni area. The bus, a 53-seater, veered off the road and plunged into a deep gorge following the gunfire at aound 6:15 pm.

Search operation by Indian Army underway

Massive search operation by Indian Army was going on in Reasi after the deadly terror attack. Drones were being used to search the forest area. A team of NIA reached Reasi for further investigation. State Disaster Response Force and FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) teams also arrived at the spot. 

LG Manoj Sinha monitoring situation

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said PM Modi directed him to constantly monitor the situation and ensure all possible help to the affected families. 

"The Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and directed me to constantly monitor the situation and to ensure all possible assistance to the families," Sinha said in a post on X.
 
The Lieutenant Governor said that security forces have launched a joint operation to hunt down the terrorists and those behind the attack will be punished soon.
 
"I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack on a bus in Reasi. My condolences to the family members of the martyred civilians. Our security forces & JKP have launched a joint operation to hunt down the terrorists," he said.
 
"All those behind this heinous act will be punished soon. Hon'ble PM has also directed that all the injured are provided the best possible medical care & assistance," he added.
 
The Reasi district administration created a round-the-clock helpline for getting any information and assistance about the victims of the tragic bus accident at Kanda, Ransoo, Reasi.

Giving details about the incident and actions thereafter, J&K' Leutinent Governor Manoj Sinha said that those behind the attack will be punished soon. "I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack on a bus in Reasi. My condolences to the family members of the martyred civilians. Our security forces & JKP have launched a joint operation to hunt down the terrorists," he said.

Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah react to the attack

Defene Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The attack on the bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir is extremely reprehensible. My heart goes out to the families of those who have lost their loved ones in this heinous act against pilgrims. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."

Home Minister Amit Shah also condemned the terrorist attack and said, "Deeply pained by the incident of the attack on pilgrims in Reasi, J&K. Spoke to the Lieutenant Governor and the DGP, J&K, and inquired about the incident. The culprits of this dastardly attack will not be spared and will face the wrath of the law."  "The local administration is working on a war footing to provide immediate medical attention. May the Almighty give the loved ones of the deceased the strength to bear this pain. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured", he added.

(With agencies inputs)

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