Kashmir: Militant surrenders before state police
Shopian, Sep 10 (IBNS): At least one militant was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said, adding that one other militant was arrested after he surrendered on Sunday morning along with arms.
"Barbug #Shopian encounter. 1 terrorist killed with @JmuKmrPolice @adgpi @crpfindia. One terrorist arrested with weapon. search on. @spvaid," the official Twitter handle of Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted.
The nabbed militant was identified Adil, a resident of Chitipora area in Shopian.
He had joined militant ranks in May this year.
This is for the first time in recent months that a militant has laid down his arms during an encounter, police said.
The cadaver of the slain militant was recovered by police from the encounter site, who identified him as Tariq Ahmad.
(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)
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