- Army received 416 packets of explosives worth 125 grams each in a water tank
- Army said another tank with 50 more detonators was discovered
- Explosives found 9 km from 2019 Pulwama attack site
A major Pulwama-style attack has been carried out with the discovery of 52 kg of explosives at a location very close to the highway and also near the site of last year’s strike in which more than 40 soldiers were killed.
According to an army statement, a joint search operation in the “Kareva area of Gadikal” at 8 am on Thursday revealed a syntax tank which was buried in a garden. About 52 kg of explosives were found in that water tank. There were 416 packets of explosives with 125 grams each.
More searches led to another such tank with 50 detonators, the military said.
According to officials, the explosive is called “Super 90”.
The place where the explosives were found is 9 KM away from the highway and 2019 Pulwama attack site.
On 14 February last year, more than 40 soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a security convoy. Some 35 kg RDX plastic explosives were used in addition to gelatin sticks in the attack.
The Indian Air Force carried out attacks for several days to eliminate the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training facility in Balakot, Pakistan. This was followed by an air battle a day later on the Line of Control – events that took India and Pakistan to the edge of war.
The National Investigation Agency recently said in the charge sheet that Pakistan-based terrorist mastermind Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar were the key conspirators behind the Pulwama attack.
The 13,500-page charge sheet stated that Jaish militants had planned to carry out another attack and that even fidayeen or suicide bombers were ready, but were thwarted by India’s airstrikes in Balakot.
The NIA listed 19 accused and explained how one of the deadliest terror attacks in Kashmir was planned and executed from Pakistan, where 26/11 terrorist Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammed is based.