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J&K police recover 30 kg explosives in Pulwama, terror plot foiled

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have recovered IEDs from Pulwama just days before Independence Day (PIc. Courtesy ANI)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday recovered approximately 25 to 30 kilograms of improvised explosive device (IED) near the Tahab Crossing on Circular road at Pulwama which has foiled a terrorist plot to spread fear as the country prepares to celebrate its 75th Independence Day.

"An IED weighing approx. 25 to 30 Kgs were recovered near Tahab Crossing on Circular road in Pulwama by the Police and Security Forces. A major tragedy has been averted by specific input generated by Pulwama Police", said Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) also arrested a terrorist with Islamic State (ISIS) links from Mubarakpur in Azamgarh, who was planning an IED blast on Independence Day.

A case has been registered against Sabauddin in Lucknow under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act.