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Tragedy averted, 40 kg explosive recovered in Kashmir

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Apr 2 (UNI) Security forces averted a major tragedy when they arrested a militant before he could throw a hand grenade in north Kashmir last night.

Elsewhere in the valley another militant was arrested, 40 kg explosive recovered and a hideout busted overnight, a defence ministry spokesman said.

He said Army launched an operation in village Darsu in Baramula District, receiving specific information yesterday. However, while approaching village, troops observed suspicious movement and on challenging and asked to stop, the militant tried to lob a grenade on security forces.

However, troops immediately overpowered the militant identified as Tanveer Sheikh, a teenager.

Three hand grenades were recovered from his possession, he said adding the militant was later handed over to police.

In another cordon and search operation, troops busted a hideout in a cave and recovered 40 kg of explosives in the same district.

Spokesman said troops also apprehended another militant Javid Ahmad Lone from Arigam village in the central Kashmir district of Badgam.

Four hand grenades, two UBGL grenades, 10 rounds AK ammunition and 18 rounds of PIKA ammunition were recovered from his possession.

The militant was later handed over to Police Station Khan Sahib .


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