Train services suspended across Kashmir following civilian killing in Srinagar, gunfights in Anantnag, Budgam

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday suspended train services across Kashmir following the killing of a civilian in Noor Bagh area of Srinagar; gunfights in Anantnag and Budgam districts.

Official sources said that they received a directive from police to suspend the train services.

They said no train will chug on Srinagar-Budgam in central Kashmir to Baramulla in the north.

Similarly, all trains will remain suspended on Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir with Banihal in Jammu, they added.

Pertinently a civilian was killed during a cordon-and-search-operation launched by the government forces in Qamarwari area of Srinagar. The slain was identified as Muhammad Saleem Malik.

Witnesses said that the forces lobbed several tear gas shells as the body of Muhammad Saleem Malik was being marched to Eidgah from his native Noorbagh area.

They said that thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers.

Reports said the forces launched a CASO in Noorbagh area of Qamarwari around 5am.

Police sources said that CASO was launched in the area after inputs about the presence of militants in a house belonging to Muhammad Yaqoob Malik.

He said shots were fired during the CASO in which the house owner’s house Saleem Malik suffered a bullet injury and died.

Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in downtown Srinagar to thwart protests against the killing of the civilian.

Internet has also been suspended in Srinagar and adjoining Budgam district. 

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