Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in Vijpora Hajin area of Bandipora district in North Kashmir after forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO).
Sources said that troops cordoned off the Vijpora Hajin area in wee hours Today after receiving inputs of the presence of militants in the area.
However, as the forces personnel were laying siege around the area, the local youth started throwing stones at the forces which was retaliated by tear gas shelling, triggering clashes. Clashes and the CASO were on when this report was filed.
Pertinently, the government forces have been of late facing tough time while carrying out anti-militancy operations in Hajin area where people have been coming out to help militants escape. (KNS)