Security forces launch CASO in central Kashmir

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Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday morning launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in a village in central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said.

They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation in a village at Chadoora in Badgam following specific information about the presence of militants.

All exit points were sealed and house to house searches launched, they said, adding many suspected persons were questioned.

However, so far no contact was established with militants, they said, adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in. Early this week, similar CASO was conducted in another village in Chadoora though no one was arrested.