2 militants killed, one surrenders during encounter

SRINAGAR, Sep 10: Security forces today killed two local Hizbul Mujahideen militants in an overnight encounter in Kashmir while the third surrendered, making it the first case of arrest during a gunfight in several years.
The encounter had started last evening in Barbugh area of Shopian district after specific information about some militants hiding in the area, police said.
During searches, the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces who retaliated, leading to a gunfight which continued till this morning, a police spokesman said. “Two terrorists were gunned down in this encounter who were identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather and Tariq Ahmad Bhat. One terrorist identified as Adil Hussain Dar surrendered before the security forces,” he said.