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Army's search operation in south Kashmir hampered by stone-pelting mob

Before calling off operation, Army failed to locate militants or their hide-outs

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Faced with a stone-pelting mob, security forces called off a cordon and search operation they had launched in south Kashmir's Shopian district in Srinagar, after failing to locate militants or their hide-outs. The search operation was launched in Heff village in the Zainapora area, an Army official said. He said a large number of security forces were involved in the search operation, which started in the early hours on Wednesday. However, the operation was hampered by local residents who pelted the forces with stones, a police official said. He said additional security force ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 16:12 IST
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