Shopian encounter: Two Hizbul militants gunned down, one surrenders

At least two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces that began on Saturday night while another surrendered in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The surrendered militant has been identified as Adil Hussain Dar from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The killed terrorists have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Mohammad Altaf Rathar, both belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen.

Jammu and Kashmir Police officials assured him that he would not be killed after which he emerged from the debris of the house and laid down his AK-47 in front of the police officials.

This is for the first time in recent months that a militant has laid down his arms during an encounter.