Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Police today morning claimed that two Laskar-e-Taiba militants surrendered before Joint Forces after a brief exchange of fire in South Kashmir’s Kulgam.
Official sources said that after receiving input about the presence of militants in Tangdonu village of Kulgam district, Joint Forces including soldiers from 34 Rashtriya Rifles laid siege around it.
During search operation, hiding militants fired upon Joint Forces, triggering an encounter.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar also informed that, militants were persuaded to surrender, their family members were brought on spot and both the trapped militants surrendered.
He declined to reveal the identity of the surrendered militants, but said that both surrendered militants were involved in the murder of a security guard of Peoples Democratic Party leader Haji Parvez.
“Personal Security Officer (PSO) Manzoor Ahmed was killed recently by militants in Natipora, Srinagar. A newly joined militant had made an audio viral, claiming his hand in the killing of PDP leader’s PSO,” he added.
Kumar further said 12 militants have surrendered this year before the Joint Forces.