Amarnath Yatra attack: Death toll rises to eight as woman succumbs to injuries

(Representative image) Pilgrims are seen during the annual Amarnath yatra. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 16, 2017, 07.21 AM (IST)

A woman devotee, who was injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims last week, succumbed at a hospital early today, taking the death toll in the incident to eight.

47-year-old Lalita died due to her injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official told PTI. 

On July 10, a bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 was attacked by terrorists at around 8:20 pm (local time) near Khanabal when it was on its way to Jammu.

According to the police, the bus was not a part of the yatra convoy which is being provided elaborate security. The terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the police at Botengoo, a police official said. When the police retaliated, the terrorists fled, firing indiscriminately at the bus carrying the pilgrims.

Seven pilgrims, six of them women, were killed and 32 were injured.