Shopian killings backlash: Mobile Internet service suspended in Kashmir Valley

Mobile Internet services were suspended in the Kashmir Valley today as a "precautionary measure" following the killing of eight militants in gunfights and two civilians in clashes with the forces, officials said.
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Mobile Internet services were suspended in the Kashmir Valley today as a "precautionary measure" following the killing of eight militants in gunfights and two civilians in clashes with the forces, officials said.

Two Army soldiers were also killed in the gun-fight.

Internet services on mobile devices were snapped shortly after clashes broke out at many places in south Kashmir and some parts of the city this afternoon, an official said.

He said the decision to snap Internet services was taken as a "precautionary measure to prevent mischievous elements from creating law and order problems."

The authorities also suspended train services in Kashmir as a precautionary step.

Eight militants were killed in three gunfights in Shopian and Anantnag districts while one militant surrendered before the forces.

At some places, locals clashed with forces and pelted them with stones. Two civilians were also killed and over a hundred others injured, officials said. (With PTI inputs)

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