July 2006 News

250 kg RDX seized from militant hideout

23 July 2006
The Hindu

Srinagar: In a major haul in recent times, Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday seized 250 kg RDX from a militant hideout in Anantnag district, foiling militants' plan to set off series of explosions in south Kashmir. The explosives, kept in five 50-kg bags, were recovered from a house at village Sitkipora, about 50 km from here, Defence sources said. They said the seizure was made on specific information. The militants had stored the explosives in the house and planned to trigger a series of explosions in south Kashmir, particularly on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the lifeline of the Valley passing through Bijbehara township on the highway. They said no one was arrested in connection with the seizure.


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