Militant killings: Parts of Pulwama shut in protest, train services suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in parts of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Friday to protest and mourn the killing of three militants at Gulshanpora in Tral on Thursday.

Reports said that all the shops and other business establishments are closed in Tral and Awantipora townships of the district while traffic is off the roads.

Three militants, two of the Hizbul Mujahideen and one of Jaish-e-Mohammad, were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday in Gulshanpora village of Tral township of the district.

The slain militants were identified as Zubair Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Huraira, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, resident of Chursoo, Awantipora; Shakoor Ahmad Parray alias Jaffar, son of Ghulam Nabi Parray, resident of Laribal Tral; and Tawseef Ahmad Thoker alias Abu Talha, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Thoker, resident of Chursoo, Awantipora.

Meanwhile authorities have suspended train services on Srinagar-Banihal track for “security reasons”.

Railway officials said that the train services have been suspended as a precautionary measure.


-KR Web Desk

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