Faith in security shaken, says Amarnath victim's son
July 11, 2017  13:10
After the terror attack on the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra on Monday, the family of one of the deceased, Lakshben Patel, questioned the government's security provisions and said that how would someone have faith in the nation's security system.

Patel's son Suresh told ANI, "Despite the presence of security officials, terrorists attacked. What is the use of such security? They shouldn't have taken a route where the officials were inactive. If anyone can come and fire a bullet at you, then we are not safe."

Suresh said the whole family was tense after hearing news of the attack."I saw the news on the attack. We were tense whether, my mother is safe or not. Police confirmed the news of her death," Suresh said.

He said he does not know where she was hit or the details of what happened.

At least seven people were killed and 19 injured, after a group of terrorists had earlier opened fire at the bus carrying the pilgrims on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The incident occurred at 8.20 p.m. last night when the bus, carrying the pilgrims was travelling from Baltal to Mir Bazar. -- ANI

Image: Suresh Patel, whose mother Lakshben Patel, was killed in the terror strike.
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