Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces launch cordon and search operation in Shopian

19 August 2017, 11:54 AM
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces launch cordon and search operation in Shopian
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces launch cordon and search operation in Shopian

Security forces on Saturday launched multiple cordons and search operations spread across 10 villages of Shopian district in south Kashmir as part of the latest offensive against militancy, officials said.

The security personnel cordoned off Dangam, Wangam, Zainapora, Mantribug and several other adjoining villages following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said searches were in progress but “no contact has yet been established with the militants” in these villages.

The official said cordon and search operations were also in progress in five other areas in south Kashmir, outside Shopian district.

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First Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:50 AM
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