Forces lay siege to Shopian village in south Kashmir

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

A police official said that a joint team of army, SOG and Central Reserved Police Force personnel laid a seige around the vast orchards in Heff Shirmal village and began a search operation.

“The operation was launched following the inputs about the presence of militants in the area”, the official said.

The operation was in progress at the time of filing this report.