Government forces lay siege to Pulwama village

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in two villages in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.


They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF launched a joint search operation in two villages of Drabgam and Monghar in Pulwama early this morning.

All exit points were sealed and house to house searches were launched by the security forces in these villages, they said adding so far no contact was established with the militants, they added.

The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, they said adding additional security forces and state police personnel were deployed in adjoining areas to prevent any demonstration.

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