Handwara: Government forces on Monday cordoned off Bhawan Watser village of north Kashmirs Kupwara district and conducted searches as they suspect presence of some militants.
Official sources told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that the contingents of army and Special Operation Group (SOG) cordoned off Bhawan Watser village which is close to the forests and started searches.
A police official while confirming the cordon-and-search operation in the area told GNS that some suspected militants are believed to be hiding inside the village.
“Some warning shots has been fired earlier in the day towards the suspected spot, however, there was no response from the other side”, the officer said, adding that the forces launches searches in the upper belt of the forest area aswell.
The area continues to be under forces siege and there was no exchange of gunfire when reports last came in. (GNS)
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