CASO in Shopian villages

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The forces carried out a Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) in three villages of Shopian district since Friday night.

A Police official said that columns of Army, CRPF and Police encircled Chidipora, Dachipora and Rawalpora villages of the south Kashmir district and carried out door-to-door search operations.

The official said that the searches were conducted after the forces got a tip off about the presence of militants in these villages.

A resident of Chidipora said that the forces appeared in the village early morning and started conducting door-to-door searches.

He said that the operation was called off in the afternoon.

The residents of Dachipoar and Rawalpora said that the forces ring-fenced the village late Friday night and carried out search operations.

Locals said that the searches continued for several hours.