Pulwama encounter: Train services suspended in Kashmir to prevent protests

Authorities have suspended train services between Banihal and Srinagar to prevent protests against the death of three militants in a gunfight with forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Saturdy.
Pulwama encounter: Train services suspended in Kashmir to prevent protests
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Authorities have suspended train services between Banihal and Srinagar to prevent protests against the death of three militants in a gunfight with forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Saturdy.

An official said that the services have been suspended for a day due to "law and order situation".

Earlier, clashes erupted in Pulwama town after the news of death of three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in a gunfight spread in the area.

Witnesses said that youths pelted stones on forces who responded with teargas shelling.

Three militants – Haseeb Pala of Bandina, Ishaq Dar of Dogripora and Ishfaq Baba of Tahab – died in a gunbattle in the wee hours today at Panzgam village.

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