Kulgam shuts against militant killings

Kulgam shuts against militant killings
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Srinagar, Jul 23: Life remained crippled for the second day on Monday in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, where three Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a foreigner, were killed in an encounter by security forces at Khudwani on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, mobile internet service in most parts of south Kashmir also remained suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Kulgam. However, traffic, including vehicles carrying Amarnath pilgrims, on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, passing through south Kashmir, was plying normally. Additional security forces had been deployed at sensitive places to avoid any untoward incident. Work in government offices and banks was affected due to strike. However, schools remained closed on account of summer vacation.
Situation elsewhere in the south Kashmir was normal.
Train service resumed in south Kashmir on Monday after remaining suspended on Sunday as a precautionary measure following death of militants in an encounter by security forces in Kulgam.
A senior railway official said that a fresh advisory was received from police last night to resume train service in south Kashmir on Monday. Therefore, he said, trains chuged on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Train service was suspended on