The state government forces Saturday launched a massive search operation in Pulwama and Shopian districts after a militant attack on a police post was repulsed Friday night.
A police official told Rising Kashmir that the forces have launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in about half-a-dozen villages, including Kanigam and Kasbaiyar areas of the districts after they received information about the presence of militants in these areas.
Rising Kashmir has learnt that the forces have sealed all the entry and exit points in these villages early Saturday morning to conduct search operations.
The police official informed Rising Kashmir that CASO was jointly launched by Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF.
House-to-house search operation was going on when this report was filed.
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