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Suspected Terrorist Attack in J&K: Bus Carrying Pilgrims Falls into Gorge, Killing Nine

At least nine people were killed and 33 injured after a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday, following a suspected terrorist attack. The bus, transporting pilgrims to the Shiv Khori temple, was allegedly attacked multiple times in Teryath village, Poni area. Empty bullet casings were found at the scene, and the driver, losing control due to the attack, drove the bus into the gorge. Rescue operations were swiftly conducted, and the injured were transported to nearby hospitals.

Senior police officers and other forces arrived quickly, cordoning off the area. SSP Reasi Mohita Sharma stated that terrorists fired upon the bus, causing the driver to lose control. The identities of the passengers have not been confirmed yet, but they are not locals. The Shiv Khori shrine was secured, and area domination was carried out.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been briefed on the situation and instructed the Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to monitor it closely. On X (formerly Twitter), the J&K LG assured that the perpetrators would be punished and emphasized that the injured would receive the best possible medical care.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed deep sorrow over the attack and vowed that those responsible would face the full force of the law, stating on X that he had spoken to the Lieutenant Governor and the DGP of J&K to inquire about the incident.

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