Day 7 of search operation in Kupwara forests

Baramulla: The cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by government forces looking for militants in forests of district Kupwara entered Day 7 on Monday. The forest area from Zurhama Lolab to Keran sector along the Line of Control (LoC) continued to be under siege as army, police and other Indian forces tried to locate the militants who escaped after killing two army troopers and injuring four others. A militant also lost his life in a gun battle in Keran sector.
Also, the CASO launched in the upper belt of Handwara two days ago is still continuing, even though forces have failed to locate any militant group.