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Mobile services temporarily suspended in Kashmir

Friday, 15 August 2014 - 2:35pm IST | Place: undefined | Agency: PTI

Mobile phone services across Kashmir Valley were temporarily suspended today as a precautionary measure to prevent militants from using these devices to carry out any subversive activities.

Cell phone and mobile Internet services were snapped this morning as part of the security drill started in 2006.

Militants in August 2005 had triggered an IED outside Bakshi Stadium, the main venue for Independence Day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to the practice of suspending mobile phone services on the Independence Day and Republic Day.

The services were restored soon after the official functions concluded here and at all the district headquarters, the officials said.




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