Search operation launched in Sopore, mobile internet suspended

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hathlangoo village of Sopore area on Saturday and mobile internet was suspended.

Reports said that a joint team of Army’s 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF and SOG cordoned off Hathlangoo after launched door-to-door searches.

A police officer said the search operation was launched in the area following inputs about the presence of militants there.

He said the mobile Internet was suspended as a “precautionary measure”.

Earlier, two militants were killed in a pre-dawn gunfight in Pulwama.

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