CASO Launched In North Kashmir’s Handwara

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Srinagar: Government forces on Friday launched a search operation in dense Rajwar and Mawar forest areas of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

According to reports, army, special operations group (SOG) of police started a combing operation in the Rajwar forest area of Handwara this afternoon amid reports that a group of militants were hiding in the woods. The search team fired several warning shots expecting response from the militants. However, no retaliation was reported.

According to reports, additional reinforcements, including elite 9 Para have been rushed to the spot to prevent militants from fleeing.

“The operation was launched following suspicious movement of about 4 to 5 militants in the forest area,” a police officer told news agency GNS.

Meanwhile, army and SOG have also started a search operation in Mawar forest area to stop militants from using the route to reach Baramulla.

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