Anantnag encounter: Train service suspended across south Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 25: Railway authorities have suspended train service between Srinagar and Banihal in view of ongoing encounter between militants and government forces in Anatnag district of south Kashmir.

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Official sources told Kashmir Reader that train service on Srinagar-Banihal line has been suspended as a ‘precautionary measure’ in wake of the ongoing encounter in Anantnag’s Lal Chowk. However, trains on Srinagar-Budgam to Baramulla in north Kashmir, the official said, will run as per schedule.

A fierce encounter is underway in Mehmaan Mohalla, Lal Chowk between two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and the government forces.