Youths clash with forces amid cordon and search operation in south Kashmir’s Kulgam village

Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted in Tarigam village of southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district Monday after government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

Witnesses said as the joint teams of army, special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary forces launched the CASO, the locl youths took to streets and pelted government forces with stones. “The forces used tear smoke shells and pellet fires to disperse the protesters.”

The operation was launched after “specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area”, sources said.

The clashes were going on in the area when this report was being filed. More details are awaited.

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