SRINAGAR: Chinese-made steel bullets were used in Anantnag attack on July 12 that left five CRPF personnel and police officer dead, a media report said on Thursday.
While retaliating to the attack, a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF had killed a terrorist and recovered an AK 47 rifle. Rounds of steel bullets were also recovered from the spot.
“The investigation into the terrorist attack on CRPF on June 12 has revealed that made-in-China steel bullets were used by the terrorists to cause severe injuries to the security personnel,” Zee News reported on Thursday.
It said that steel bullets pierced through the bullet proof jackets of the jawans, thereby causing injuries to them.
On July 12, terrorists attacked security forces on KP Road in Anantnag, in which five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawan and a Station House Officer (SHO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police were martyred. The lone attacker was also killed in the attack.
Investigating agencies believe that the terrorists used steel bullets in terror attacks carried out in Pulwama and Tral. Jaish-e-Mohammad has been using the same bullets in all major anti-India operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
In an attack on December 27, 2017, the terrorists, affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad.
While there is a world-wide ban on such bullets, it is a worrying fact that the terrorists have access to the same.