Srinagar, Jul 21: Security forces on Tuesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF in Bomia in Sopore on Tuesday afternoon.
They said despite rain, security forces were conducting house-to-house searches in the area. “Operation was also going on in the adjoining fields and orchards,” they said.
They said all the exit points of the area have been sealed to foil any attempts by militants to escape. “Additional security forces have been deployed in adjoining areas to prevent any law and order problem,” they added.