Pulwama Gunfight: Clashes break out near encounter site
Srinagar: Clashes broke out between youth and government forces after a gunfight broke out between militants and joint forces in Parigam village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A local news gathering agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT) quoting local residents reported that youth hit roads and resorted to stone-throwing on joint forces after they launched a search operation in Astan Mohalla area of Karimabad village.
KNT added that youth also shouted slogans using the public address system of a mosque.
An official feigned ignorance about the clashes, but added that area has been cordoned off after the input about the movement of militants in the village.
Pertinently, joint team of forces including 53 RR launched the third cordon and search operation (CASO) in a week at another village of Astanpora, Rahmoo yesterday, following reports about the presence of some militants in the area. Even lights had been installed yesternight, but the operation was called off later. (KNT)