August 2007 News

Mobile Phone Bomb Defused

25 August 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: Police defused a powerful mobile telephone bomb, planted by the militants near Dak Bungalow in the town here this morning. Official sources said passers-by and a police party noticed a mobile telephone bomb, attached with explosive device mixed with two kg iron pellets and a Chinese hand grenade lying near Dak Bungalow at 6.45 am today. Police immediately stopped all vehicular movement in the area and also asked citizens to stay indoors. A Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed to the spot which took half an hour to defuse the powerful explosive device. 'Had exploded the mobile bomb was capable of causing extensive damage', sources said. Our Jammu correspondent adds: Security forces apprehended an Over Ground Worker (OGW) who had been working to provide inputs to the militants, at Gool in Ramban district last night, sources said. Acting on a specific information, the troops of Rashtriya Rifles launched an operation in general area of Gundi, four km from Gool and apprehended Mohammad Sultan (34), resident of Gundi. He was later handed over to police for interrogation. Troops of Rashtriya Rifles unearthed a militant hideout at Banihal and recovered 12 Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, six hand grenades, two AK magazines and 73 ak ammunition rounds. The arms and ammunition were recovered from a naturalcave-like hideout. In another operation, CRPF busted a high altitude hideout and recovered a huge ration store of militants in Kathua district. On a tip off, troops raided a high altitude hideout in Malhar belt of Billawar tehsil in Kathua early today and recovered a huge quantity of ration and kitchen utensils, sources said. However, militants had escaped before the raid.


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