Srinagar: The government forces on Wednesday afternoon conducted searches at Lal chowk Bund, and a building outside SP college Srinagar. A police officer said that the search was conducted but refused to say as to whether they had inputs on the presence of militants in the area. The police and government forces have intensified search operations in and around Srinagar city in the wake of rise in militancy related incidents in south Kashmir.
For several years, the Srinagar city did not have any native militant but recently three suspected militants belonging to Srinagar areas were killed in an encounter. The authorities suspect that the militants might attempt to target the Srinagar city to gain more attention. Last year, on August 15, militants attacked a CRPF camp in Nowhatta area and killed a commandant.