Srinagar, March 20:

Security forces on Saturday morning launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in a village in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.

Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF in Safapora in Ganderbal.

They said security forces were conducting house-to-house searches in the area. “Searches were also being conducted in nearby fields and orchards,” they said.