Srinagar, March 28: Four youths were injured in police and para-military forces action amid a cordon-and-search operation at Palpora village of Tahab in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
Official sources told news agency GNS that a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Palpora village following inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.
As the joint team of forces laid a cordon, scores of youth took to streets and clashed started pelting stones on them. The police and para-military personnel already deployed there resorted aerial firing and used tear smoke shells, besides fired pellet guns to disperse the youth.
In the incident, four youths suffered injuries and were taken to district hospital Pulwama for treatment.
“We have received four injured youth, three among them received pellet wounds and one was hit with a tear smoke shell in his head,” Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Abdul Rashid Parra told GNS.
MS said that the condition of all the four injured are stable.
Among the injured, sources identified two pellet injured as Reyaz Malik Ghulam Hassan of Palpora and Muntazir Bhat son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat of Chandgam.
A police officer when contacted said that the cordon was laid in the village following inputs and said that two youths were received minor injuries.
The officer said that the cordon was later in the evening called off.
Earlier in the day, clashes were also reported at Chowan village in the southern district during the cordon-and-search-operation.
Meanwhile, some militants managed to escape after a brief exchange of gunfight at Litter village of Pulwama on Tuesday late night. (GNS)