Shopian/Baramulla: Security forces launched cordon and search operations in several villages of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday.
A police official said that columns of army, CRPF and police ring-fenced Chanpora and Paderpora villages of the district and carried out door to door searches.
The official said that the forces also surrounded vast apple orchards in Mazimpora and Dagpora villages of the district and conducted searches.
The operations, according to the official, were conducted after the forces were tipped off about the presence of militants in these areas.
"All the operations were called off later in the day as no militant was found hiding in these villages,” said the official.
In Baramulla district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Goshbugh Pattan.
A police spokesperson said that based on inputs about the presence of militants in the area, security forces along with police launched a search operation in the area. He said though no contact with the militants was established, the search operation continued till evening.