Clashes erupt in Pulwama during search operation

PULWAMA: Clashes erupted, on Monday, between locals and Indian forces in Lelhar village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir during a search operation.

We had inputs about the presence of militants in the village as such we conducted a routine search operation, an Indian army official said.

But the locals took to streets and pelted stones on the forces during the operation, he said.

We had to resort to teargas shelling with led to clashes in the area, the official added

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