Srinagar, June 24: Combined forces on Wednesday launched cordon and search operation in five villages in South and North Kashmir.
Official sources told KNT that three villages Chek Cholan, Trenz and Sugan in south Kashmir’s Shopian district were brought under siege after the inputs about the presence of militants.
On 10 June, five local militants were killed on in Sugan area of Shopian district.
Sources added that soldiers from 44 Rashtriya Rifles and 178 Battalion CRPF conducted thorough searches, however, no contact with militants was established.
A search operation was also launched in Peerbal area of Yaripora Kulgam. Door to door searches were conducted while identity cards of people were also checked.
The search operation was launched by 13 RR and 45 Battalion CRPF at Sodnara village of Sumbal here in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district was called off after no contact with militants was established.