Katra bus fire: Militants may have used sticky bomb, report claims

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A sticky bomb may have been used to carry out the attack on a bus packed with pilgrims in Katra, quoting sources India Today reported.

The report added that a team of the anti-terror probe agency National Investigation Agency, or NIA, visited the spot today and inspected the bus.

“J-K Freedom Fighters”, a militant group, has taken responsibility for the attack.

Four people were killed and 24 injured when a bus with pilgrims on board caught fire on Friday, May 13.

The bus was on its way to Jammu from Katra when it caught fire near Kharmal, about 1.5 km from Katra.

As per preliminary investigation, the blaze started from the engine area, which soon engulfed the whole bus.

Two people died on the spot while the injured were shifted to Katra for treatment.

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