Mobile Internet services restored in Kashmir after seven days

The facility was suspended last Saturday after Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his accomplice Faizan Ahmad were killed in a gunfight with security forces.

Published: 02nd June 2017 10:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2017 10:54 PM   |  A+A-

Two soldiers guard the roadway to Sri Pratap College Srinagar in Kashmir valley. | PTI File Photo

By IANS

SRINAGAR: Mobile Internet services in Kashmir were restored on Friday evening after a week.

The facility was suspended last Saturday after Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his accomplice Faizan Ahmad were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Saimoh village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The suspension of social networking sites on the Internet, however, continues as authorities said it was necessary to check the spread of malicious rumours by anti-social elements.

"As the situation continues to improve, the ban on social networking sites will also be reviewed shortly," a senior officer said.

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