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Internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

have been suspended in most parts of as a precautionary measure

in the wake of killing of three civilians allegedly by security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The civilians were killed allegedly in firing by the forces during clashes with stone-pelting protesters in Kulgam today, they said.

The services have been suspended in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts in south Kashmir, a said.

He said the services were also barred in and districts in central

While the were working in the rest of the Valley, the facility on was throttled in Ganderbal district of central where the network speed was reduced to 2G.

The decision to bar the services was a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, the said.

Authorities also imposed restrictions in some parts of Kashmir today, while security was beefed up across the Valley on the eve of the second death anniversary of

Wani, a resident of Tral, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's district on July 8, 2016.

His killing had triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 18:45 IST