Pulwama: Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which was started late last evening in Pulwama village of Malangpora was called off at 3 AM as the trapped militants managed to escape, local sources said.
Intense clashes had erupted at Malangpora village in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last evening soon after the government forces launched cordon and search operation in the village.
Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in the village Malangpora, the joint team of army, SOG and CRPF had laid a cordon.
Soon after the forces laid the cordon locals of the area took to streets and pelted stones on government forces.
Sources said that clashes went on till late night and the operation was soon called off.