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52 kg explosives seized; Army says Pulwama-like attack averted

<p style="font-weight: 400;">The Army has seized 52 kg of explosives in Kashmir's Karewa Highway, a spot nine kilometers away from the Pulwama attack site. In the attack, 40 CRPF men were killed.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">"In one plastic tank, 416 high-explosive gelatin sticks have been recovered while in another plastic tank, 50 detonators were recovered. The detonators were destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad on the spot, due to their risk of carrying/transporting," police said.</p>
A large quantity of explosive material was recovered in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists of the proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, the police along with the Army and CRPF conducted a joint search of a nursery area near the forests of village Gadikhal in Awantipora. During the search of the forest area, two explosive dumps were found which were concealed underground in two different 250 litre plastic tanks.

Police said by virtue of this recovery, security forces have been able to avert a major terror attack by means of explosive substances.
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Police have registered an FIR and started an investigation.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">(with agency inputs)</p>.