Clashes erupt in Anantnag town as forces launch cordon and search operation

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Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted at Lalchowk area of Islamabad district in southern Kashmir between civilian protesters and government forces after forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area.

Reports quoting sources said that government forces have sieged Lalchowk area of the town.

The operation was jointly launched by army’s 1 RR and SOG after input about the presence of militants in the area, reports said.

Reports said that civilian protesters pelted stones on government forces who used tearsmoke shells to disperse them.

More details are awaited.