Security forces begin search operation in J&K’s Shopian district

Srinagar: Security forces today commenced another massive search operation in Shopian district village of Jammu and Kashmir while it was mob who tried to disrupt the operation by pelting stones.

Police said security forces surrounded Heff-Shirmaal village in the morning following reports of militants hiding there.

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“As the security forces tightened the cordon to launch searches, a mob resorted to stone pelting. Tear gas shells were used to break the protesting mob,” police said.

Reports said around 1,000 security personnel were engaged in the cordon and search operation. This was the second such massive search operation in south Kashmir this month.

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