CASO continues near LoC

CASO continues near LoC
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Srinagar, Apr 29: A massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) by security forces continued in the woods near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara, where troops foiled an infiltration bid by militants from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Thursday.
However, so far no fresh contact was established with militants in the woods after encounter on Thursday, official sources said on Sunday.
They said troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side from PaK at Jumagund in Kupwara on Thursday night under the cover of darkness. However, when challenged , militants opened fire, they said adding troops also retaliated.
The militants escaped, they said adding a massive search operation was launched in the woods. It was not immediately clear whether the militants fled back to PaK, they added. The CASO continued from different directions in the forest after security forces from other camps also joined the operation.
A large number of trained militants are waiting in launch pads to sneak into this side as the snow on the upper reaches had started melting. However, security forces are already on high alert to foil any attempt by militants to enter into this side.