Srinagar: Since the day three policemen were abducted and killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have been launching search operations to nab them.
An encounter broke out on Sunday between security forces and terrorists in Mir Mohalla in Pulwama district.
On Saturday, the security forces launched a search operation in the villages of Shopian and Pulwama districts. The areas were cordoned off.
The cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched in at least eight villages in Pulwama and Shopian districts in south Kashmir early this morning, a police official had said.
He had said a joint team of police, Army and paramilitary CRPF launched the CASO to flush out militants from the area.
Three cops were Friday abducted and later killed by militants in Shopian district.
Clashes had broken out between groups of youth and security forces during the CASO at Shermal in Shopian.
Youth pelted stones on the security forces carrying out searches in the area.
The forces fired tear gas shells to quell the protests, the official said, adding, clashes were going on.
(With inputs from PTI)