Over a dozen people were injured when security forces opened pellet fire, burst teargas shells and also resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators who were trying to disrupt the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shopian, where five militants were killed in an encounter on Friday night.
Immediately after security forces resumed operation on Saturday morning against the militants, holed up in a house at village Kiloora in Shopian, people, mostly youth, hit the streets and tried to move towards the area where the encounter was going on.
Large number of security forces deployed to prevent any protests, immediately swung into action and chased away the demonstrators.However, when it had no impact, security forces burst teargas shells and later opened fire and also fired pellets to disperse the demonstrators, who were pelting stones and bricks.
Over a dozen people were injured and they were rushed to hospital. (UNI)