Srinagar: Four newly recruited militants surrendered before security forces on Sunday after the forces launched an operation to stop them from exfiltrating across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
J&K: 4 terrorists surrender after gunfight with security forces
He said that after a brief gunfight, "extreme restraint was exercised and opportunity given to the terrorists to surrender".
"While the four newly recruited terrorists surrendered. The three Al-Badr terrorists deserted the new recruits and fled under the cover of fire," Col Kalia said, adding war-like stores were recovered from their possession.
The search is on to trace the other militants, the spokesman said.