Srinagar: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Hanjibugh Magam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, sources said.
The CASO according to police sources was launched soon after the congregational prayers.
They said that CASO was launched after inputs regarding presence of militants.
The search operation was going on when reports last came in.
Meanwhile, forces launched cordon and search operation at Tantraypora Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Sources said that locals came out soon after CASO and started protesting against forces resulting in clashes.
Local sources said that stone pelting from protesters and tear smoke shelling from forces was going on in the area.