Forces launch search operation in Bandipora forests

A police official said that a joint team of army''s 14 RR unit and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police launched the operation following inputs about the presence of militants.

Ejaz-ul-haq Bhat
Bandipora, Publish Date: Oct 22 2017 4:18PM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2017 4:18PM
Forces launch search operation in Bandipora forestsForces launch search operation in Bandipora forests

Government forces on Sunday launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in a forest area of Sirinder village in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

A police official said that a joint team of army's 14 RR unit and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police launched the operation following inputs about the presence of militants.

He said that the forces fired few warning shots after noticing some suspicious movement in the area. "But there was no retaliatory fire. However, search operation is in progress," he said.