Forces on Thursday laid siege to several villages of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir and started search operation.
Reports said that the forces had specific inputs about the presence of militants in the villages.
The locals of Kadgam, Barbugh, Chiterwich, Imamsahib, Hillow, Manihal, Amurbugh, Badimarg, Yamrach, Munad Gofan, Woyen, DK Pora and others woke up amid massive deployment of army, CRPF and SOG personnel in nook and corner.
Forces have sealed all entry and exit points and started searches in a very vast area, local sources told Kashmir Reader.
This is for the fourth time in last five months when forces launched such a massive search operation in Shopian district.