Rail Services on Banihal-Srinagar Track Suspended


Banihal-Railway-StationRailway authorities Saturday suspended train services between Banihal and Srinagar citing “law and order” situation after the death of three militants in a gunfight with forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

An official said that the services have been suspended for a day due to “law and order situation”.

Earlier, clashes erupted in Pulwama town after the news of death of three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in a gunfight spread in the area.

Witnesses said that youths pelted stones on forces who responded with teargas shelling.

Three militants – Haseeb Pala of Bandina, Ishaq Dar of Dogripora and Ishfaq Baba of Tahab – died in a gunbattle in the wee hours today at Panzgam village.

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