Srinagar: Four newly recruited terrorists from Al Bakr organisation were arrested on Sunday morning following a gun battle with security forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the army, the militants were overpowered by the army and police teams who told them to surrender.
While four of them surrendered, three others escaped under the cover of heavy firing. Search operations have been launched to trace the absconding terrorists.
“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.