Militants attack Kashmir rail

Militants attack Kashmir rail

Srinagar: Militants attacked the Kashmir rail network for the first time, blowing up nearly two feet of track in Pulwama district, resulting in suspension of rail service linking South Kashmir with North Kashmir.

The ultras detonated an IED at Galbug, 43.6 km from here, around 10 pm last night, damaging two feet rail track, police said, adding there were no casualties.

Rail service on the track has been suspended.

This is for the first time that militants have targeted the railway service, started in the valley two years ago.

The attack comes at a time when senior railway officers are expected to visit Kashmir to review progress of the ongoing work in the railways.