Pulwama-Type Attack Averted, Forces Recover 52kg Explosives in J&K

During the raid, 416 high explosive gelatin sticks, weighing up to 52kg, and 50 detonators were also recovered.

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Security forces recovered 52 kg explosives in J&K’s Pulwama.
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Indian security forces on Thursday, 17 September, recovered a huge cache of explosive materials in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, the explosives were found during a joint cordon and search operation by soldiers from 42 Rashtriya Rifles, 130 Battalion CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG).

416 high explosive gelatin sticks, weighing up to 52kg, kept in a plastic tank and 50 detonators were also recovered during the raid. 

The joint operation was based on a tip off about the presence of terrorist of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The team searched in the forests of Gadikhal village for the terrorist and it was during the search that they came across the explosives dump.

In a statement, the police said that by recovering the explosives, security forces have been able to avert a major militant attack.

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