Srinagar: A youth died in a shootout in downtown Srinagar during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Thursday morning, official sources said.
They said troops of Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Noorbagh area in the down town city early this morning.
There was a firing in the area in which a civilian 24-year-old Mohammad Saleem Malik was killed.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in.
The authorities snapped internet service in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Details are awaited, they added.