JK: Top 4 Hizbul Mujahideen militants surrender

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Four Hizbul Mujahideen militants on Thursday, Aug 18 surrendered themselves to police in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. These top militants include a self divisional commander.

"Police achieved a major success by forcing the surrender of longest surviving and only active militant group of Hizbul Mujahideen Pir Panchal Regiment (HMPPR) in the state at Kulgam," a spokesperson for the police said.

The surrendered militants are Mohammad Rafiq Sheikh alias Basharat, Bashir Ahmad alias Rashid, Mohammad Maqbool alias Majid and Mohammad Shafi alias Haroon Rashid. The surrendered militants handed over two AK-47 rifles, seven magazines, one under barrel grenade launcher, five under barrel grenades, 118 AK rounds, one wireless set, one mobile phone, one battery and three pouches.

According to the police spokesperson, the surrender of the militants came after joint operations conducted by police, army and CRPF in Kulgam and Reasi districts on either side of Pir Panjal Mountain Range.

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