Shopian encounter: One US-made M-4 carbine, 36 Armour piercing bullets recovered, say security officials

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Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Mar 14 : The security forces Sunday said that they have recovered a US-made M-4 carbine and 36 Armour piercing rounds from the one slain militant killed in Rawalpora, Shopian encounter.

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As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the army on its official Twitter handle wrote that they have recovered US made M4 Carbine, 3, Magazines, 36 Armour piercing rounds and Rs 9600. Pertinently, a top police officer had told KNO yesterday that a Jaish-e-Muhammad commander Sajad Afgani was believed to be trapped in the Rawalpora encounter.

However, final official confirmation whether the slain militant is Sajad, is yet to come as police is ascertaining the identity.

An official told KNO that search operation is still on in the area and may take a while. It may be recalled that M-4 US made carbines have been recovered from Jaish militants only in the past during gunfights across the valley—(KNO)

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