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Clashes after forces lay siege to Chandgam village of Pulwama

Pulwama: Clashes erupted in Malik Mohalla area of Chandgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening after forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in the area.

A witness said that youth took to streets and clashed with forces after the CASO was launched

“A group of locals resorted to stone-pelting to disrupt the CASO. However, forces responded by lobbing teargas shells to disperse the protesting youth.” said an eye witness.

Jammu & Kashmir police, Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have jointly launched the operation.

An official said that the search operation was launched after specific inputs about the presence of militants there.

The operation was on when this report was being filed.


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