A search operation was launched in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir after security forces found two hand grenades and a wireless set near the Line of Control (LoC), indicating the movement of militants from across the border, official sources said on Tuesday.

A joint patrol of the Army and the BSF recovered the grenades, the wireless set, four wire cutters and 26 pencil cells at Surnal Malie in Keran sector on Monday.

The sources said all formations along the LoC were alerted and search parties fanned out to neutralise infiltrators.