Anantnag: Indian Army assisted by Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Akingam village in Achabal, Anantnag following information about presence of militants in the area. Troops have also laid a siege around Arwani village of Bijebehara in the same district. Reports said that the Army had received inputs about the movement of suspected militants in the area.
When reports last came in, cordon and search operation was going on at both the places. However there were no reports of any arrests or contact between militants and forces.
Militant activities have seen a rise in South Kashmir in the recent past as many youths from the area have joined militant ranks. Heavy turnouts at the funerals of militants and stone-pelting on Indian forces even during encounters has virtually become a routine affair in the district.