Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hathlangoo area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports said teams of army, police and CRPF conducted house to house searches in the area.
SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said the searches were launched following inputs about presence of militants in the area. The search operation was called off after three hours as no militant was found in the area.
In the evening, government forces launched a similar operation in Nathipora area of Sopore.
Here also army, police and CRPF conducted house to house searches. The searches were going on when last reports came in.