Srinagar : Security forces on Saturday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir, official sources said.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police CRPF launched a joint CASO following a tip-off about the presence of militant at Sopore, where two policemen and as many civilians were killed in attack by gunmen recently.
However, police militants of Lashkher-e-Toiba (LeT) were involved in the attack.
Security forces sealed entire town and closed all roads, they said, adding that later house-to-house searches were launched.
However, there was so far no contact with militants, they said.