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Government forces on early Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in a village in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

Official sources said that following specific information about the presence of militants, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Sopore police, Army’s 22 RR and CRPF in village Saidpora in Sopore at wee hours of thursday.

They said security forces were conducting door-to-door search in the village.

“The operation was going on when the reports last came in though no contact was established with militants so far,” they added.