As Kashmir shuts, authorities suspend rail services for third straight day

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday suspended the train services for the third consecutive day in the Kashmir valley, as the resistance leadership has called for a shutdown against the militant and civilian killings in Kulgam district of southern Kashmir.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in northern Kashmir after protests rocked many parts of Baramulla district following the killing of five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.

A fresh advisory was received last night to suspend train service in the valley, a senior railway official said.

He said no train will chug on Badgam-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region for the third day on Monday.

Similarly no train will on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Train service was resumed on Friday after remaining suspended on Thursday in north Kashmir, where two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in apple township of Sopore. (With inputs from UNI)

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