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In June, intelligence input had warned of Amarnath attack

12 Jul 2017 | By Roma Das
Amarnath terror attack: Intelligence input had warned priorly

Intelligence input had warned of a potential attack on the pilgrims on June 25; had the administration taken action, the deadly mishap could have been averted.

Officials of the intelligence bureau at a state multi-agency coordination meeting claimed that both CRPF and J&K police had been warned of terrorist strike on pilgrims.

The alert was revealed in a note by Kashmir's IGP Munir Khan.

In context: Amarnath terror attack: Intelligence input had warned priorly

12 Jul 2017In June, intelligence input had warned of Amarnath attack

Intelligence inputTerrorists were directed to eliminate 150 yatris, 100 security personnel

According to the intelligence input received from Anantnag SSP, terrorists had been directed to eliminate around 100 to 150 yatris and about 100 police officers.

The alert stated that the attack may be in the form of standoff fire on a yatra convoy.

It also said that all the officials deployed on ground must be vigilant.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet granted an ex-gratia of Rs. 6 lakh to the kin of Amarnath terror victims.

Also, Rs. 2 lakh will be given to grievously injured and Rs. 1 lakh to people sustaining minor injuries.

Governor N.N. Vohra too announced Rs. 5 lakh to the kin of victims and Rs. 1.5 lakh to the grievously injured pilgrims.