Clashes break out in Kulgam after forces launch search operation

Intense clashes erupted in Ghat Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO).

Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces after the latter launched a CASO in the area.

They said that the forces fired pellets, tear and pepper gas to chase away the protesters.

An official said that the CASO was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.


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