Security forces conduct search operation in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 22 (UNI) Security forces conducted a search operation in north Kashmir district of Bandipora early this morning, official sources said here today.
They said following specific information about presence of militants in a residential house in Parrey Mohalla at Hajin in Bandipora, 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a joint search operation at 0740 hrs.
However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, some firing shots were heard.
But, as soon as locals heard the gunshots, they came out of their houses and started protesting outside the encounter site. To avoid any civilian casualties security forces did not retaliate.
The militants later reportedly managed to escape, they said, adding later security forces concluded the operation.
No one was arrested, they said.

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