PULWAMA, DEC 02: Clashes erupted between Government Forces and locals after combined Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gadora village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Government forces also launched a cordon and search operation in a vast stretch of Arihal village of the same district.
Reports said that a joint team of army, SOG, and Central Reserve Police Force laid a siege at Gadora and Arihal villages following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Eyewitnesses said that a large number of youth took to roads and clashed with Government Forces.
An official said the search operation ended peacefully in Gadora.
An eyewitness said that searches in Arihal were going on when this report was filed.