PAMPORE: Government forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in saffron town Pampore on Thursday evening.
Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police launched the CASO at Astan Mohalla Namblabal in Pampore town, locals told Kashmir Reader.
Shopkeepers at Astan Chowk Namblabal downed their shutters as government forces started searches, locals said.
Police officials told Kashmir Reader that forces launched searches after receiving inputs of presence of militants in the area. However, the operation was later called off after no militants were found in searches of some houses in the area, police officials said.