Clashes erupted between government forces and protesters during search operation in Dalipora area of Pulwama district.
As soon as the search operation was started, youth took to streets and pelted stones on government forces who retaliated with tear smoke shells triggering clashes.
Earlier forces cordoned off the area after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Sources said that soon after clashes forces laid siege in more areas that are adjacent to Dalipora village.
Clashes were going on when last reports came in.
More details are awaited.