CASO in Anantnag triggers clashes

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/4/2018 5:39:50 PM

ANANTNAG, Sep 3: The cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by the government forces in Lal Chowk area of Anantnag on Wednesday triggered intense clashes.
A joint team of army and special operations group (SOG) of police late afternoon arrived in Lal Chowk area, the business hub of the township and laid a siege to the entire market place following the information about the presence of militants.
As soon as the forces laid the siege, scores of youth, witnesses said, hit the streets and resorted to intense stone throwing at them triggering massive clashes. The forces lobbed few tearsmoke shells to disperse the stone throwing youth. During the clashes that continued for some time, no reports of injuries were received.
The clashes, however, witnesses said, triggered a complete shutdown in the locality as the shopkeepers fearing for their lives lowered their shutters. However, other market places of the town remained unaffected and continued with their business.



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