One injured in clashes as militants give slip to forces in Hajin

Hajin: One person was injured after government forces fired teargas shells to disperse a group of protesters who took to streets following a cordon-and-search operation by a joint team of police, army and paramilitary CRPF at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Sources said that gunshots were heard as the joint team of forces cordoned off Hajjin at wee hours of Monday.

Station House Officer Hajjin told that few gunshots were heard in the area and whole area was sealed by the joint team comprising Army’s 13 RR, CRPR’s 45 battalion and Police to nab the militants.

However, the militants hiding in Bon Mohallah area of Hajin escaped after exchanging the fire with the government forces.

An official said that forces could not find any militant during the searches and the CASO was called off amid clashes.

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