Forces launch fresh CASO in Kupwara forests

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KUPWARA: Government forces launched a fresh cordon and search operation (CASO) in Halmatpora forest ranges of frontier district Kupwara on Saturday afternoon. Official sources said that a CASO was launched jointly by the army’s 41RR and special operations group (SOG) of police along with para-commandos in Halmatpora forest ranges after receiving information of presence of a group of three to four militants. The sources said that no contact with the militants has been established so far.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara AS Dinkar confirmed to Kashmir Reader that a CASO has been launched in the area and is still continuing.