CASO in Shopian village

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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Chitragam village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

A police official said that forces on a tip off about the presence of militants, cordoned off a cluster of houses in Trapardpora locality of Chitragam village and conducted door-to-door searches. “However, the operation was called off after no militant was found in the area,” the official said.

Earlier on February 15, security forces had laid a siege around the village and carried out searches. The operation had continued for around 21 hours.  On February 20, the forces had launched a similar operation in Malik Pora locality of the village.