Security forces launch search operation in Handwara

"A search operation has been launched in the Bawan forests of Handwara .

Srinagar: Security forces today launched a search operation in the forests of Handwara region of Kupwara district following a tip-off about presence of militants in the area, police said here.

"A search operation has been launched in the Bawan forests of Handwara by security forces this morning following inputs about a group of militants in the area," a police official said.

He said so far no contact has been established with the militants, who are believed to be hiding the dense forest area. 

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