Clashes erupted in Heff-Shirmal village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon after the government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.
Cordon and search operation launched by 44rr, SOG and Jk police in village Heff-Shirmal this afternoon inputs about the presence of militants on the area.
Local sources said that soon after the government forces cordoned the area youth took to streets and hurled rocks on the forces, responded by lobbing teargas shells to disperse the protesters.
Heff, which is home of militant commander, Saddam Padder.(KEN)