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Clashes erupt during search operation in Hajin

Clashes erupt during search operation in Hajin
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An official said that as soon as forces cordoned off Banger Mohalla, locals hit the streets and pelted the forces with stones. “The forces responded by firing several tear smoke shells, triggering clashes,” he said.

 Clashes erupted on Friday after government forces cordoned off Banger Mohalla locality in Hajin area of Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

An official said that as soon as forces cordoned off Banger Mohalla, locals hit the streets and pelted the forces with stones. “The forces responded by firing several tear smoke shells, triggering clashes,” he said.

Earlier, army’s 13 RR Unit, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off Banger Mohalla following inputs about the presence of militants.

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