4 terrorists shot dead in Shopian encounter, Search operation continues

Shopian : Four militants have been killed by security forces in an encounter in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the information, four militants have been killed in an encounter in Manihal village of Shopian. Kashmir zone police said that the slain militants were linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba. This joint operation has been carried out jointly by Armis 34 RR, Police and CRPF. In this operation, the security forces received one AK-47 and three pistols.

Last week, Jaish commander Sajjad Afghani was killed in an encounter with security forces in Rawalpora, Shopian. 36 Chinese-made steel bullets recovered from Afghani have raised the concern of security forces. Subsequently, the security forces have further strengthened the bullet proofing capability of their vehicles, bunkers and jawans. These steel bullets have the ability to pierce the bullet-proof jackets of jawans and ordinary bullet-proof vehicles.

Officials said that, especially in South Kashmir, a layer of security has been increased in the vehicles and jawans now being deployed. Bullets commonly used in AK series rifles and on other explosives, a layer of hard steel core is being given as per Chinese technology.

Cartridges recently found near JeM Commander Sajjad Afghani, called Armor Piercing (AP), have been found to be manufactured from hardened steel or tungsten carbide.

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