Srinagar: Violent clashes between local youth and government forces erupted in Turkuwangum village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday morning amid a massive search operation.
Reports said that a joint team of government forces acting upn inputs about presence of militants in the village, launched a massive search operation to trace the hiding militants.
As the forces laid a siege, the local youth pelted them with stones and brics prompting the forces to fire tear smoke shells to disperse the protesting youth.
Witnesses said that a massive deployment of goverment forces including Army, CRPF and J&K Police are jointly conducting te search operation.
They said that the authorities have also suspended the mobile Internet services in the district.
More to follow.