Train service resumes after two days in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 30: Train service was resumed on Friday after remaining suspended for two days as a precautionary measure in Kashmir valley, where four militants were killed since Wednesday in two separate encounter with security forces.
“All train runs have been resumed in Kashmir valley today following a fresh advisory received from police last night,” a senior railway official said.
He said train service was resumed this morning on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region after remaining suspended since Monday for security reasons.
He said train runs on Srinagar-Budgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir track also resumed after remaining suspended for two successive days for security reasons. On Wednesday, the train service on Srinagar-Baramulla track was suspended following killing of two militants, including Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jatt, in an encounter with security forces at Chattergam, Budgam.
About two dozen militants were killed in different encounters with security forces during the last about a week in the valley, particularly in south Kashmir.
Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is economical, fast and safe against other mode of transport.