Pulwama encounter: Army jawan killed, three terrorists shot dead in gunbattle

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Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that three terrorists, who are believed to be associated with Jaish-e-Muhammad, have been killed in the fierce encounter that broke out this evening at Kandi Aglar village. We will try to kill people involved in spreading militancy.

M4 carbine rifle is a premier rifle used by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and by the militaries of country close to the US.

The issue of how these weapons have reached militants in Kashmir will be taken up with Embassies concerned through proper channels. It is presently with the force in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and it is also used by the special forces of the Pak Army. "It is being used for social media objective by militants to show they have big weapons", IGP Muneer Khan said when asked if the AK 47 was still "relevant" at a press conference in Srinagar.

Khan also said they will ask Pakistan to collect the body of Masood Azhar's nephew.

"It is for the first time that M4 carbine has been recovered in Kashmir". "M16 is 1960 vintage while the M4 is 1990 vintage. It needs much more maintenance where as the AK 47 is a rugged and extremely effective weapon", Major General BS Raju, General officer commanding (GOC) of the Victor Force, said.

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