Cordon & Search Operations Launched in Four IOK Districts

Srinagar, November 13 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted between protesters and Indian troops during cordon and siege operations in Pulwama, Islamabad, Kupwara and Bandipora districts.
According to media sources, the troops cordoned off Rangmullah area of Pulwama and launched search operations. Youth took to streets and pelted stones on the troops, who lobbed teargas shells on the protesters. The forces also launched a cordon-and-search operation in Lalpora area of Kupwara district, today. An official said that a joint operation was launched by 28 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army and police in Rangwar area of the district. All entry and exit points were sealed. Earlier, forces also launched an operation in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin in Bandipora district. House-to-house searches were going on when last reports came in. Locals came out of their houses and raised slogans against the Indian forces. Meanwhile, the personnel of Indian army, police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also launched a joint operation in Kokernag area of Islamabad district. The troops conducted door-to-door searches in the area. KASHMIR VOICE
Handwara: A soldier takes position during a gun battle with militants in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District, on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

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