Srinagar, July 16: The death toll in the Amarnath Yatra bus attack rose to eight on Sunday as a woman succumbed to injuries at a Srinagar Hospital. The bus was attacked by terrorists in Anantnag on July 10 evening.  The attack had left 18 others injured.

Lalita Ben was admitted in the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura in Srinagar, a police official said.

The unescorted bus from Gujarat came under attack in Batengo area of Anantnag district on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The attack left 18 others injured.

The passengers travelling in the bus were not registered with the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), nor was the bus part of the escorted yatra convoy. The state police said the attack was carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

(With IANS Inputs)