Pulwama Gunfight: Train services suspended, mobile internet shut
SRINAGAR: Authorities on 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.
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 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