Over 20 injured during CASO in Kulgam | KNO

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Over 20 injured during CASO in Kulgam | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Kulgam, October 27 (KNO) : At least twenty people were injured, in clashes with the government forces during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Ghath Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district here on Saturday. Reports reaching KNO that as soon as forces cordoned off the area, youth took to the streets and pelt stones on them, triggering clashes. Forces in reply burst teargas shells and resorted to disperse the demonstrators. They said that forces fired tear gas and pellets to chase away the protesters who were trying to disrupt the search operation. Sources at Qaimoh PHC confirmed that twenty persons with injuries were brought to the facility for treatment. One youth with pellet injuries in eyes were referred to Srinagar for further treatment, he added. An official said that a cordon and search operation was launched in the village following inputs about the presence of militants.(KNO)