Srinagar, Dec 10: Security forces on Sunday launched a search operation in a village and adjoining forest area in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG), Army and CRPF at village Hanjin and adjoining forest area in Handwara in Kupwara.
However, so far no contact has been established with militants.
An Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Affaq Ahmed Bhat alias Abu Huraira was arrested and two hideouts were busted in Handwara on December 2.
One pistol, two Pistol Magazines, 11 pistol rounds, two wireless sets, one Ysms set, four mobile sets, one UBGL thrower, one UBGL Grenade, two AK magazines, 105 AK rounds, two compass, one Binocular, one Wire cutter, five Battery chargers, 48 Batteries, First Aid (Made in Pakistan), medicines /Cotton Bandage, two Cooking Flames, one Perfume, two Maps, one Jacket, two Bags and Cosmetics etc were recovered from the hideouts.