Forces launch searches in Tral village; Internet suspended

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Government forces on Friday launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Darganaie Gund village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
An official said that a joint team of Jammu & Kashmir police, army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 180 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched the operation in the village following "specific" inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that the forces have blocked all the entry and exit points to the village. “We have tightened the cordon to ensure that militants don’t escape from the area,” said the official.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the Internet service in police district Awantipora which includes Tral, Awantipora and Pampore areas.
Searches were underway when the last reports came.

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