Series of blast on Srinagar-Jammu national highway

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Srinagar Mar 17: Jammu and Kashmir police has foiled militant plans to trigger a series of blasts on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway when they recovered 50 kg deadly RDX, a senior police officer said.

Superintendent of Police (SP), Awantipora, Sardar Khan said a naka was set up on the highway following a tip-off that militants would try to smuggle in arms and ammunition. He said during the search, police recovered two jerry canes filled with 50 kg RDX at Awantipora. Mr Khan said the RDX was enough to make several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which could have caused large scale damage to life and property.

This was the first major recovery of RDX in the valley in 2008.

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