Army recovers 52kg explosives in J&K, averts Pulwama-like attack

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On Thursday, the Indian army found 52kgs of explosives in Kashmir’s Karewa area and averted a Pulwama-style terrorist attack. The officials said that the location from which they recovered the explosives is very close to the Jammu and Kashmir highway and is exactly 90kms far from the site where last year, the deadly Pulwama bomb blast occurred which killed 40 CRPF personnel.

During a search operation carried out by the Army at around 8 o’clock on Thursday morning, a Syntex tank was discovered which was buried in an orchard inside which around 52 kilograms of explosives were found. The water tank was found in the Karewa area of Gadikal. 

“There were 416 packets of explosives with each one of them weighing 125gm,” said an official. After subsequent searches were carried out, a similar water tank was found which had another 50 detonators in the same area. According to the officers, the explosive is called “Super 90” or S-90 in short.

Just last year on 14th February, a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a dynamite loaded car into Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy which resulted in 40 soldiers being martyred at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had taken responsibility for the attack. 

The National Investigation Agency named Masood Azhar, who is the leader of the Pakistan based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and several others in the charge sheet as the key conspirators behind the Pulwama attack on Tuesday.

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