Militants killed on Kashmir highway carried ammo that could pierce bulletproof vehicles: Police

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Srinagar: Three militants, killed in a gunfight near a toll plaza on the Srinagar-Jammu carried ‘armoured piercing steel core ammunition’ which can go through Level 3 protection bulletproof vehicles that police and other government forces use, police said.

According to reports the slain militants also left an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) under a hoarding on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway which another member of the module was to use to target forces .

The ammunition was in large quantity and could have posed a grave threat, top police officials told PTI.

The militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle with police at Bann Toll Plaza near Nagrota, about 28km from Jammu city.

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