Clashes erupted after government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Malangpora village of Awantipora area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night.
An official said that a joint party of police, army and CRPF launched the operation in the area after a tip-off about the presence of militants.

However, people took to streets and pelted the forces with stones to help the militants escape the cordon.

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