Two HM ultras surrender say police, Army claims they were arrested

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Srinagar, Feb 2 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police today said two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants surrendered after a brief encounter with security forces whereas the Army claimed they were arrested in south Kashmir.

A police spokesman said two HM militants Nika Mir and Showkat alias Mustafa turned in before security forces after a brief encounter at village Wachi in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

He said there was no report of any casualty in the brief exchange of fire.

However, a defence ministry spokesman said 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) apprehended 2 HM militants during a search operation carried out on specific information at Wachi.

He said two AK-56 rifles, four magazines and one grenade were recovered from the possession of militants who were later handed over to police.

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