Srinagar: Government forces today launched a cordon and search operation in Kak Saria area of Karan Nagar in Srinagar.
According to the reports, the government forces were carrying door to door searches in the area following the inputs about the movement of the militants in the area.
Earlier, government forces also launched a search operation in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar. However, the operation ended peacefully.
Meanwhile, government forces have been put on a heightened alert in Kashmir following inputs of a possible militant attack in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, police said today.
The security forces in Kashmir, especially the city, were put on heightened alert following recovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in HMT area here over the past two days, the police official said.
The security forces have started carrying out area domination exercises in many parts of the city, including random vehicle checks and search operations, he said.