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At least 7 Hindu pilgrims shot dead

Last edited 11th July 2017

At least 7 Hindu pilgrims shot dead

Gunmen have sprayed bullets on a passenger bus bringing Hindu pilgrims back from a cave shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least seven of them, including five women, and wounding 14 others.

A police officer says the bus was carrying more than 50 people on the annual pilgrimage. He blamed Monday's attack on Muslim militants who are fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The shooting happened near the southern Anantnag town on the main highway linking the Indian-controlled Kashmir with the rest of the country.

The pilgrims were returning after paying obeisance at the shrine nestled in the Himalayas when the attack occurred.

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