Mobile internet services have been suspended in the Kashmir Valley today as a “precautionary measure” following the killing of atleast eight militants in gunfights and two civilians in clashes with government forces, officials said.
Two Army men were also killed in the gun-fights.
Internet services on mobile devices were snapped shortly after clashes broke out at many places in southern Kashmir and some parts of the Srinagar 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. Miscreants have targeted trains during law and order situations in the past.
Eight militants were killed in three encounters in Shopian and Anantnag districts while one militant surrendered before the government forces.