Kashmir police finds 75 kilos of explosives

Written by: Mamatha
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Kashmir, Jul 9: The massive search by CRPF and police for LeT terrorists in the forest of Kishtwar ended with the recovery of 75 kilos of explosives and 6 Improvised Explosive Devices of 15 kg, each hideout unearthed all carrying an LeT stamp, on Friday, Jul 9.

According to the sources the troops of 11 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Task Force launched a search operation in Chatroo in Kishtwar district to catch the LeT hideout. Instead of terrorists the troops recovered explosives.

Kashmir police finds 176 kgs of explosives, which included 75 kgs of explosive material packed in two bags, 6 IEDs weighing 15 kgs each, 90 kgs of explosives, 75 gelatin sticks, 23 grenades, 12 bore rifles and various other materials.

"We believe this is Lashkar-e-Toiba's attempt to take advantage of the volatile situation in the Valley," said a senior officer.

Many parts of the Kashmir Valley has been brought under a curfew after  civilians were killed by the security forces.

This is one of the biggest cache of explosives recovered in Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2010.

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