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Civilian killed during CASO in Srinagar; Internet suspended

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Srinagar: A civilian was killed on Thursday here in a firing during a cordon and search operation, police said.

Following specific information about presence of militants, the search was launched earlier in the Qamarwari area here.

There have been no exchange of gunfire between the militants and security forces though so far, reports from the area said.

The deceased was identified as Saleem Malik, who died of a bullet injury, a police officer said.

Authorities imposed curfew in the old city area and suspended mobile Internet services here in Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining Badgam district as a precautionary measure.

Internet has also been suspended in Srinagar and adjoining Budgam districts.

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