Security forces started search operations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday after some people reported suspicious movements in the area.
Schools in the adjoining areas where searches were underway have been shut down for the day as a precautionary measure.
The CASO has been launched by 45 Bn CRPF, Special Operations Group and 13 RR after terrorists fired on troops at around 5:15 a.m. in the morning.
As of now, an intermittent firing between the troops and terrorists is underway.
Earlier on Sunday, a policeman lost his life in a militant attack at Soura in Srinagar.
The police personnel was guarding the residence of a Hurriyat Conference (M) leader as a militant attacked him and decamped with his service rifle at Soura in the outskirts of Srinagar.
This was the second attack in a row after a policeman was killed while guarding Charar-e-Sherief in the central Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday afternoon.
(With inputs from ANI)