Clashes during CASO in Shopian village

Srinagar: Intense clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in Sugan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district Wednesday, sources said.
They said that Army, CRPF and SOG personnel started a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the village after input about the presence of militants however faced stiff resistance at the hands of locals.
Hundreds of locals pelted stones on forces to sabotage the search operation and forces fired tear smoke shells to disperse them, witnesses said.
Clashes were going on when reports last came in.