House-to-house searches in Shopian ‘incite’ clashes

House-to-house searches in Shopian ‘incite’ clashes

Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted in a Shopian hamlet on Sunday morning following searches by the Indian army personnel.

Reports said that clashes erupted in Brathipora Shopian this morning after army soldiers cordoned off the area for search operation.

“There was a late night firing incident but this morning army soldiers came and launched house-to-house searches in the area which is still going on,” local sources said.

They added that firing continued for at least 15 minutes on Saturday night.

“The youth resisted the army searches which led to clashes,” sources said.