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Reasi bus attack: Jammu Kashmir Police detains 50 people for questioning
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Reasi bus attack: Jammu Kashmir Police detains 50 people for questioning

| @indiablooms | 13 Jun 2024, 10:03 pm

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police has detained at least 50 people for questioning in connection with a terror attack on a bus in Reasi on Sunday in which nine people were killed and 41 were injured.

The detentions follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review meeting to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and direction to deploy full-spectrum counter-terror measures in the region.

The terrorists targeted the 53-seater bus carrying pilgrims from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, carrying pilgrims to Vaishno Devi temple in Katra from the Shiv Khori temple. The attack caused the bus to fall in a gorge, leading to the casualties.

As part of the major crackdown, the search operation to track down the terrorists has been expanded to include the district's Arnas and Mahore areas, which were known terrorist hotbeds between 1995 and 2005.

"Significant leads have been uncovered, aiding in the identification and capture of those who may be potentially involved in orchestrating the attack. To ensure a comprehensive probe, search operations have been expanded to cover the far-flung areas of Arnas and Mahore," a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

As part of the extensive crackdown, the search operation to locate the terrorists has been extended to the district's Arnas and Mahore areas, notorious for terrorist activity between 1995 and 2005.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting to take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

He spoke with Home Minister Amit Shah and newly reappointed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and was provided a comprehensive overview of the situation and the counter-terrorism operations currently underway.

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