Baramulla: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said.
They said on a tip off Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Hajam Mohalla, Lolab in the frontier district of Kupwara, braving chilly weather condition due to rain and snow.
All the exit points were sealed and house to house searches were conducted, they said adding no contact was established with the militants.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in, they added.
The intelligence reports said militants, who were hiding in the woods, have come down in the villages after heavy to very heavy snowfall in the upper heights.