Clashes erupt after forces launch search operation in Hajin

Bandipora: Clashes erupted in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday following a search operation launched by the government forces.

A source said that army’s 13 RR unit, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Syed Mohalla locality of Hajin around 4 am.

The operation was launched following “specific inputs” about the presence of 2-3 LeT militants, said an official.

However, youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the operation.

The official said the operation was called off after four hours as nothing was found.

Forces had launched a CASO in Chandergair village of Hajin late last night as well.(File photo)


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