Militant surrenders, siege ends in Anantnag
3 December 2002
The Times of India
SRINAGAR: Nearly 28-hour-long siege of a mosque in Anantnag in south Kashmir ended on Tuesday evening when a Lashker-e-Taiba militant, holed up in the shrine, surrendered before the troops, official sources said. The militant, identified as Bashir Ahmad Wani of Homshalibug village, gave himself up after the troops waited patiently outside the mosque at Reshigund village, about 90 kms from here. The peaceful end to the crisis involving the place of worship was hailed by the people of the village who played a key role in the surrender of the militant, they said.