BARAMULLA, Jan 04: Security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore, where unidentified gunmen shot dead a youth on Wednesday evening.
Official sources said that security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Herwan, Sopore following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
All exit points were sealed and search operation was launched Thursday morning.
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in.
Last evening gunmen fired at Arif Ahmad Sofi, at Herwan Bomai, Sopore.
The injured, a resident of Wahipora Unisoo, was immediately rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The gunmen later managed to escape under the cover of darkness. (UNI)