Awantipora gunfight: Train services suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track, internet shut

Srinagar: Authorities Friday suspended train services on Srinagar-Banhal track following a fierce gunfight between government forces and militants in Pulwama village.

An official said that the train services have been suspended as a precautionary measure. However, train services between Srinagar to Baramulla shall ply normally.

Meanwhile, the authorities have also snapped mobile internet services in the district.

The gunfight ensued in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Friday morning.

A police official said that acting on inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a joint team of Army’s 55RR, J&K police’s SOG and paramilitary CRPF launched a cordon and search operation.

“As the forces zeroed in at the suspected spot where militants were hiding, the militants opened fire on the forces triggering a gunfight,” he said

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