Government forces on Friday in laid a siege to Panzath village of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and launched a search operation.

Reports reaching KNO said that a joint team of Army’s 09 RR, Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 163Bn CRPF laid a siege to Panzath village of the district.

“The CASO started during the night with government forces conducting door-to-door searches. The searches are still going on,” they said.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the cordon was launched following inputs about the movement of some suspected militants.

The search operation was underway in the village when this report was filed.

However, there were no contact was established with militants so far. (KNO)