Four terrorists surrender before Security forces in Kupwara after brief gunfight

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Four newly recruited militants surrendered before security forces today after the forces launched an operation to stop them from exfiltrating across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“On receipt of credible information about four newly recruited terrorists being guided by three terrorists of Al-Badr for a planned exfiltration, the Army in a joint operation with police, laid an ambush and trapped the terrorists in upper reaches of Kalaroos in Handwara,” said Col Rajesh Kalia Srinagar-based defence spokesman.

He said that after a brief gunfight, “extreme restraint was exercised and opportunity given to the terrorists to surrender”.

“Our aim is to bring back the misguided youth to social mainstream and not to harm them,” he said. All four are from the Handwara area and are in the age group of 21-23.

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The four had on Friday announced their joining Al-Badr after posting pictures on the social media with weapons.

“While the four newly recruited terrorists surrendered. The three Al-Badr terrorists deserted the new recruits and fled under the cover of fire,” Col Kalia said, adding war-like stores were recovered from their possession. The search is on to trace the other militants, the spokesman said.

 

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