Forces lay siege to Pulwama village, clashes erupt

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Srinagar

Forces on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Bellow village of the Southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district, reports said.

They said that protests erupted in the area after the news about the CASO spread in the area. Forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.

Sources said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Bellow and adjoining areas in Pulwama early this morning.

Forces conducted house-to-house searches and identity cards of male members were checked.

The operation was going on when the reports last came in.

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