At least seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 15 others injured after terrorists attacked a bus in the Batengoo area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday. Terrorists also attacked a police party in the district, injuring three policemen.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Muneer Khan said that the attack was aimed at the security forces and not the pilgrims.The terrorists opened fire on the forces at two places on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Batengoo.

Here are all the LIVE updates:

12:30 am IST:

12:28 am IST: Ram Nath Kovind, NDA's presidential candidate has condemned the terror attack in Anantnag and has called it a "cowardly act".

12:23 am IST: Mehbooba Mufti speaks to the media

12:22 am IST: "Those attacking innocent people won't be spared. All 15 injured people are out of danger," Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM Nirmal Singh tells reporters in Anantnag

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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti [Representational Image]IANS

12:14 am IST: "I have no words to condemn this. I hope those involved will be arrested and punished soon," J&K CM Mufti told reporters in Anantnag

12:01 am IST: "Condemn cowardly attack, India will never get bogged down by such acts... Six people from Gujarat's Valsad have lost their lives in Anantnag terror attack," Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani tells ANI.

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11:48 pm IST: Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti has reached Anantnag to meet the injured victims, Republic reported.

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Pilgrims embark on the annual Amarnath Yatra from Nunwan Pahalgam base camp on June 29, 2017. [Representational Image]IANS

11:36 pm IST: Eyewitness recounts horror

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11:26 pm IST: NSA chairs late night meeting. Senior MHA officials also present, reports Republic.

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Congress vice president Rahul GandhiReuters

11:25 pm IST: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi condemns attack

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11:20 pm IST: BJP President Amit Shah condemns attack:

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Amarnath Yatra pilgrims [Representational Image]IANS

11:08 pm IST: Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed sorrow over the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and has asked for an investigation into lapses in security. Calling it a "crime against humanity," Sonia has demanded decisive action against perpetrators.

11:03 pm IST: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party has called for a bandh in Jammu on Tuesday (July 11) in wake of the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag, reports ANI.

10:50 pm IST: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley reacts:

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the informal meeting of leaders of the BRICS countries, on the sidelines of the 12th G-20 Summit, at Hamburg, Germany on July 07, 2017. [Representational Image]PIB

10:40 pm IST: PM Modi condemns attack and assures state government of full assistance from the Centre. He wrote on Twitter:

10:39 pm IST: Troops of 90th battalion and 40th battalion of the CRPF had been rushed to the spot.

10:38 pm IST: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh awarding gallantry medal to BSF constable Godhraj Meena [Representational Image]Twitter/Rajnath Singh

10:36 pm IST:

10:33 pm IST: Pilgrims belonged to Gujarat, top government sources were quoted by PTI as saying.

10:31 pm IST: Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor Narinder Nath Vohra and assures them of full assistance to help the injured pilgrims. He also directed officials to ensure foolproof security in future.

Singh also spoke to the director general of police in Jammu and Kashmir and other senior officials.

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10:28 pm IST: The Jammu and Kashmir police will address the media shortly, reports Republic

10:20 pm IST: The state police claims that the bus driver violated pilgrimage rules, which clearly state that no vehicle on the Amarnath Yatra should be on a highway after 7 pm.

10:15 pm IST: A statement released by the CRPF says that the bus was not a part of the official yatra and was not registered with the Amarnath Shrine Board. It was carrying pilgrims back from Baltal after performing the yatra.

10:05 pm IST: Authorities have blocked Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the attack and the tense situation in the valley.

9:59 pm IST: Police confirms that seven pilgrims lost their lives in the attack while 15 others are injured. The death toll is likely to rise.

9:56 pm IST: Security has been beefed up at the Jammu-Srinagar National highway in Udhampur following the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag, ANI reported.

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9:30 pm IST: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah offered his condolences through Twitter and said that "the attack cannot be condemned strongly enough."

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was detained at the US airport for nearly two hours due to "random" secondary security checks.IANS file

9:26 pm IST: Terrorists attack bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in the Batengoo area of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir. Two pilgrims killed.

The attack comes hours after the Jammu and Kashmir Police busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module and arrested two people, including Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Last month, an intel report had indicated that terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir have been "directed" to carry out an attack on pilgrims and police officials on the annual Amarnath Yatra. The report had said that terrorists have been told to kill around 100 to 150 pilgrims and 100 police officials.