At least twenty youth were injured in clashes with thesecurity forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at a village insouth Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday.
A police official said that security forces laid a siegearound Pinjura village following the information about the presence ofmilitants in the area.
He said that as forces started a search operation, someyoung men hit the streets and started throwing stones on the forces to disruptthe operation.
Local residents told Greater Kashmir that the forces firedpellets and tear gas to chase away the protesters.
They said at least twenty youth were injured in the clashes.
The operation was underway way when this report was beingfiled.
Meanwhile, authorities blocked cellular internet services inthe area.