Hizbul Mujahideen militant surrenders in Jammu

March 31st, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, March 31 (IANS) A militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, identified as Abdul Qayoon Wani, surrendered to army troops in Ranbirsingh Pura, a border town about 30 km west of Jammu, Tuesday.
According to defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Biplab Nath, the militant, who also went by the alias of Saifullah Tirzay surrendered with an AK-56 rifle, two magazines, 96 rounds of ammunition and one Chinese grenade.

It is rare for a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant to be found in this belt, as the plains of Jammu are believed to be free of militants.

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