South Kashmir: Clashes break out during CASO in Shopian village

South Kashmir: Clashes break out during CASO in Shopian village

A police official said that joint teams of army, CRPF and SOG men cordoned off DK Pora village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Clashes broke out between government forces and protesters during a cordon and search operation (CASO) at a village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

A police official said that joint teams of army, CRPF and SOG men cordoned off DK Pora village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

While a door-to-door search operation was in progress, scores of residents came out of their homes and hurled stones on the forces in a bid to hamper the operation, the official said, adding that the forces responded by firing tear smoke shells.

The operation was underway when the reports last came.