Massive Search operation in twin militancy hubs of Kashmir, more than 20 villages cordoned

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The security forces on Thursday launched a cordon and search operation in around 13 villages of Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per reports coming in, a few terrorist might have taken shelter in the area.

Similar search operations were also conducted in months of August and October in Pulwama and Shopian.

In August, security forces had launched multiple cordon and search operations spread across 10 villages of Shopian district in south Kashmir as part of the latest offensive against militancy, officials had said. Dangam, Wangam, Zainapora, Mantribug and several other adjoining villages were cordoned off following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official had said.

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He had said searches were in progress but “no contact has yet been established with the militants” in these villages.