Army launches CASO in Gurez after overnight shelling, militant movement

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Bandipora: Army on Tuesday launched a major search operation along line of control (LoC) in Gurez Valley of this north Kashmir district.

Official sources told Kashmir Reader that army’s 36RR and 09 Grenadiers started a cordon and search operation along the LoC in the Nane sector in Baktoor, Gurez this morning after overnight shelling by Pakistan troops and movement of militants in the area.

While Deputy Commissioner Shahid Choudhary called it a ceasfire violation, SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar said that the initial reports suggested movement of militants in the area.

“Firing has been reported in the area and the teams have been sent,” SSP said.