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RDX and other arms recovered, fidayeen attack foiled

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Srinagar, Feb 26 (UNI) Troops recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, including deadly RDX, which was to be used during fidayeen attacks in the north Kashmir, a defence ministry spokesman said.

He said the three militants killed in the Chati-Bandey encounter at Bandipora on Friday were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

However, timely operation by the troops led to the killing of all the three militants--Mushtaq Ahmad alias Furkan and Abu Qasha alias Nadim of LeT and Abu Hafiz of JeM.

Further investigation revealed that they were planning a fidayeen attack on Bandipora police station next day (February 25), spokesman said.

He said the recovered arms and ammunition were concealed in a gunny bag in Nishat park, Bandipora, and included six kg RDX, 26 anti personnel mines, 26 fuses, 25 electric detonators, five hand grenades, one UBGL and 12 UBGL grenades.

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