Kulgam: Intense clashes erupted near the site of a gunfight in Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.
Reports said that youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones near the site of a gunfight in Katapora area. They said the forces responded by firing tear gas shells, triggering further clashes.
Earlier, a joint team of army and SOG Kulgam launched cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight.
As per sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.