SOG, army launch search operation in Lolab after shots heard

Baramulla: Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army have launched a search operation in Lolab valley of the neighboring Kupwara district this morning after some gunshots were heard on Friday night.

SOG personnel and the soldiers of 18 RR early this morning laid a cordon around Warnow forest area where few shots were heard around 10 pm Friday, official sources said.. The forces are conducting searches in the dense forest area believing that a group of heavily armed militants are hiding there.

When the last reports came in, sources said, the search operation was in progress.