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Pulwama-like Attack Averted Near Letapora in J&K, 52kg Explosives Recovered: Army Officials

Explosives recovered from near Letapora in J&K.

Explosives recovered from near Letapora in J&K.

The location where the explosives were recovered was near the Jammu and Kashmir highway and just nine kilometres from the spot of the Pulwama attack last year in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

A Pulwama-style terror strike was averted by the Indian Army with the recovery of 52 kg of explosives on Thursday in Kashmir's Karewa area, which is not very far from the site of last year's attack, said Army officials. They said the location where the explosives were recovered was near the Jammu and Kashmir highway and just nine kilometres from the spot of the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

"We have averted another Pulwama-type attack," said an Army official.

The officials said the explosives were found in a Syntex water tank at Karewa area of Gadikal during a search operation around 8am.

"There were 416 packets of explosives with each one of them weighing 125gm," said an official, adding another 50 detonators were recovered in another Syntex tank in the area in subsequent searches. The explosives are called "Super-90" or S-90 in short, the official said.

On February 14 last year, a suicide bomber had rammed a car full of explosives into a security convoy leading to the deaths of the paramilitary jawans.

Recently, the National Investigation Agency said in its charge-sheet that Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar were the key conspirators behind the Pulwama attack.


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