Baramulla, Mar 21 : Security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Sopore in north Kashmir district in the wee hours of Thursday, official sources said.
Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Warpora and Sopore in Baramulla in the wee hours today.
All exit points were sealed at 0300 hrs and house to house search was launched, they said adding that there are reports that two to three militants are hiding in the area.
So far no contact was established with the militants, they said. The operation was going on when the reports last came in.
Meanwhile, additional security forces and state police personnel have been deployed outside the cordoned off area to prevent any demonstration.