Clashes erupt in Anantnag town as forces launch CASO

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between protesters and forces at Lalchowk area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir after forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area.

Reports quoting sources said that government forces have sieged Lalchowk area of the town.

The operation was jointly launched by army’s 1 RR and SOG after input about the presence of militants in the area, reports said.

Reports said that civilian protesters pelted stones on government forces who used tear smoke shells to disperse them.

More details are awaited.

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