Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SHOPIAN — Government forces on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in a village in south Kashmir after receiving inputs about the presence of militants, official sources said.

They said that on a tip off about the presence of militants, soldiers from 62 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Karewa Shadab area of district Shopian.

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All exit points were sealed and house to house searches were launched, sources said, adding that additional forces were deployed in the adjacent area to prevent any law and order problem.

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During the search operation, door to door searches were conducted and the identity cards of the people were checked.

Sources said that the operation was called off after no contact with any militant was established.

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