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Search Continues in Reasi, Jammu After Deadly Terror Attack on Bus Carrying Pilgrims


Indian Army has launched a search operation in Jammu’s Reasi district following a terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the bus, en route from the Shiv Khori shrine to Katra, was targeted by terrorists in the Pouni area of Reasi district, bordering Rajouri district. As a result of the attack, ten pilgrims lost their lives, and 33 others were injured.

Details of the Search Operation in Reasi:

  • Deployment of Forces: The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has arrived in Reasi to assist in the search operation. Indian Army personnel are conducting extensive searches in dense forest areas around the incident site.
  • Use of Drones: Drones are being employed to search the forested terrain, aiding in locating potential threats or hiding places.
  • Rescue Operations: The rescue operations have been completed, and the injured have been transported to Naraina and Reasi District hospitals.
  • Victims’ Identities: While the identities of the passengers have not been confirmed, initial reports suggest that they belong to Uttar Pradesh.

Official Statements:

  • District Commissioner’s Confirmation: Reasi District Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan confirmed that ten people were killed in the terror attack, and the injured have been provided medical care.
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Response: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, condemned the attack and assured action against those responsible. He stated that security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are jointly working to apprehend the terrorists.
  • PM Modi’s Directive: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that all injured individuals receive the best possible medical assistance. He emphasized that those behind this heinous act will be brought to justice swiftly.

Context and Analysis:

Defence experts believe that the timing of this attack, amidst increased tourism in Kashmir, indicates a clear objective. The incident occurred shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of PM Modi and his council of ministers, where dignitaries from neighboring countries (excluding Pakistan) were invited1. Security forces’ response and ongoing search operation aim to ensure the safety of civilians and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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