A massive manhunt is underway for terrorists responsible for the deadly attack on pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi on Sunday (June 9) that killed nine people, including children.

Nine people lost their lives and 41 others got injured as the terrorists opened fire at the bus which was on its way from the Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu resulting in it going off the road and falling into a deep gorge near the Teryath village in Reasi.

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The bus was carrying pilgrims from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. After the attack, a joint operation was launched involving the police, the Army, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and central intelligence agencies.

Briefing about the developments, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Udhampur-Reasi Range, Rayees Mohammad Bhat informed they have got some leads as around 11 teams of police, army and CRPF are working together to catch the terrorists.

Survivors recall Reasi terror attack horror

Survivors of the Reasi attack recounted their traumatic experience, revealing how they played dead as terrorists continued firing even after their bus plunged into a deep gorge.

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“I will never forget those 20-25 minutes of horror, as soon as I heard the bullets being fired, I bent down and hid my two children under the bus," said Bhawani Shankar, a survivor of the deadly terror attack on the bus carrying pilgrims.

"On seeing the militant, the first thing that came to my mind was that we will not survive,” he said.

“Before I could think any further, I saw the driver’s head falling on the steering wheel, and the bus falling into the gorge,” shares Shankar.

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Another survivor, Devi Prasad, a private school teacher from Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda area, recalled, “We lay on the ground without making any movement. We pretended to be dead until the militants left."

(With inputs from agencies)

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