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August 1, 2000
Militants attack Amarnath pilgrims, 21 killed
Our Correspondent in Srinagar
In a shocking development, militants attacked the Pahalgam base camp for pilgrims bound for the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 21 persons and injuring 30. According to initial reports, majority of the victims were pilgrims bound for Amarnath.
Police sources said that security forces posted around the camp retaliated to the heavy firing. The incident has resulted in chaos among the pilgrims and in Pahalgam.
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