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Government forces on Monday morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in twin villages of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

An official said that a joint team of army’s 14 RR unit and the state police launched searches in Suribal locality of Sumlar village.

Another cordon and search operation was launched in Pazalpora village by the forces.

“The CASO was launched by Army’s 31 RR unit and the state police, ” said the official.

He said the searches were launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Door-to-door searches were on when last reports came.