A group of terrorists had earlier opened fire at the bus carrying the pilgrims in the Anantnag district.
The incident occurred at 8.20 p.m. yesterday when the bus, carrying 17 pilgrims from Baltal to Mir Bazar, became victim to the terrorist attack. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor a registered with shrine board.
The 90th and 40th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been rushed to the spot.
The police have also confirmed that as many as 15 people have been injured, Seven pilgrims were killed.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said the terror attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims was an attempt to create communal violence and defame Kashimiris in Jammu and Kashmir.