Search operation launched in Bandipora
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in some areas in Hajin in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
The security forces sealed all exit points and closed all roads.
Residents were directed to remain indoors.
Large number of security forces have also been deployed outside the cordoned off areas to prevent any law and order problem.