Mobile Internet services to be suspended in Kashmir Valley after Shopian attack

A body of the sixth militant is being searched. (Representative image) Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 06.32 AM (IST)

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) have directed telecom companies to suspend mobile Internet service across the Kashmir Valley after the Shopian attack on Sunday in which one militant was killed.

On Sunday, a militant and "three accomplices" were killed after security forces opened fire after terrorists attacked a mobile vehicle checkpost near Pohan area.

The Army said that three people killed were "accomplices" in the car, who were accompanying the terrorists.  

The security forces immediately began a search and cordon operation, as a result early today the government decided to suspend mobile Internet in the valley in order to deter further attacks.