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About 130 kg RDX and other explosive, mines, IED recovered in Kashmi

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Mar 23 (UNI) About 130 kg deadly RDX and other explosives besides a large cache of arms and ammunition including mines, IEDs, grenades and bombs were recovered by the army in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours, a defence ministry spokesman said today.

He said based on specific information from locals, the army busted three hideouts and recovered the RDX and other arms and ammunition which was to be used against the innocent people in valley.

A search operation was conducted at village Trehgam in north Kashmir late last night after locals provided information about a hideout.

He said the arms and ammunition recovered from the hideout included nine kgs of RDX, 19 kgs of other explosives, two RPG rocket fuses, three RPG bombs, one Chinese mine, nine slabs of plastic explosives, one Anti Tank IED, ten hand grenades of various types, two AK 47 rifles, 10 AK magazines, one UBGL, two radio sets, 540 rounds of AK, 21 pistol rounds.

In yet another operation in Kokernag in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, army busted another hideout and recovered seven packets of explosives, each weighing 12 kgs.

In Halmula in the same district army troops recovered a gunny bag containing seven kgs of explosives, three kgs of Urea, one kg of nails and sawdust, pencil cells, two meters wire and plastic jerrican in a dhok of one Ghulam Hasan.

Acting on another specific information, it apprehended one militant of Pakistan based Lashker-e-Toiba Ashan-ul-Haq alias Tahir at Noorbagh, Sopore.

The search of his house led to recovery of one remote controlled IED, two Pak anti personnel mines, four Hand Grenades, and sixteen AK rounds.

The militant has also confessed that he was involved in the firing and hand grenade attack on a security force camp and a BSF picket in north Kashmir.


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