US Congressmen condemns Amarnath Yatra terror attack

The United States has strongly condemned and criticised the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims that happened on Monday evening killing seven people and injuring 15. Congressmen from Texas, Florida, Arkansas and California paid condolences to the families of the deceased and injured and issued a statement criticising the attacks. Many of them openly criticised the attack on Twitter.

From left: Ro Khanna, William Ballard Hurd and John Culberson.
From left: Ro Khanna, William Ballard Hurd and John Culberson.

Indian-American Ro Khanna, US Representative for California's 17th congressional district, tweeted, “The world must stand united against the heinous terrorist act on Amarnath pilgrims. It's an attack on the freedom of religious expression.”

Former US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and to their families as well.”

William Ballard Hurd, US Representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district said, “My thoughts & prayers to all of the Amarnath Yatra Terror Attack victims & their families. The attack is reprehensible & must be condemned.”

US representative for Texas’s 7th congressional district John Culberson said, “Our hearts go out to the victims of the terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra. We must stand united against these deplorable acts of terrorism.”

On Monday, militants attacked a bus carrying at least 56 passengers at Botengo village near Anantnag, on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, in South Kashmir.