Pakistan ordered Anantnag's terror attack: J&K Governor

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday that the terror attack in Anantnag district on Wednesday was carried out at the behest of Pakistan.

Malik said, "Pakistan ordered yesterday's attack. Whenever there is peace in the Valley, Pakistan tries to disrupt it by resorting to such attacks."

The Governor said the peaceful conduct of the Lok Sabha elections had not gone down well with the handlers of terrorists in Pakistan.

Asked if it was a matter of concern that the attack was carried on the road that will be taken by pilgrims for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, he said: "Security forces would not allow terrorists to get near the 'yatris'. The attack was not on the 'yatris' as the 'yatra' is yet to commence."

Five CRPF personnel, including two Assistant Sub-Inspectors were martyred and a terrorist, was killed in the terror attack on the K.P. Road in Anantnag town. A civilian woman and three security men including a Station House Officer (SHO) were injured.

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