Srinagar, Nov 8: Security forces on Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where mobile internet service has been suspended after clashes broke out, official sources said.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at village Arihal in Pulwama early this morning following a tip off about the presence of militants.
All exit points were sealed and house to house searches were launched, they said, adding that so far no contact was established.
Meanwhile, Security Forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathi charge to disperse the demonstrators, who were trying to disrupt the search operation.
Clashes were going on between demonstrators and Security Forces, according to the last reports. (UNI)