Train service resumes in south Kashmir after two days

Srinagar, Sep 10: Train service was resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for security reasons since September 8 in the Kashmir valley, where a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed in an encounter by security forces on early Sunday in Anantnag.

However, train service was not disrupted in north Kashmir.

”We have resumed train service in south Kashmir,” a senior railway official told UNI on Monday morning.

He said a fresh advisory was received from administration to resume train service in south Kashmir. Therefore, trains will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund and Banihal in Jammu region, he said. ”We expect heavy rush of passengers who are to resume normal activities after Sunday,” he said.

Train service was suspended for security reasons as authorities apprehended trouble after a LeT militant was killed when police repulsed an attack on a picket in Anantnag in the wee hours of September 8. The slain militant was identified Bilal Ahmad, son of Abdul Ahad Bhat, a resident of Tatripora, Yatipora in Kulgam district who had joined LeT three months before.

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