Srinagar: The Indian Army on Thursday averted a Pulwama-style terror attack with the recovery of 52 kg of explosives in Jammu & Kashmir’s Karewa area which is not very far from the site of last year’s dastardly attack, Army officials said.
According to inputs, the location where the explosives were recovered was near the Jammu and Kashmir highway and around 9 KM from the spot of the Pulwama attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed.
“We have averted another Pulwama-type attack,” said an Army official said while speaking to news agency PTI. “The explosives were found in a Syntex water tank at Karewa area of Gadikal during a search operation around 8 am,” the officer said.
Reports further reveals that as many as 416 packets of explosives with each one of them weighing 125 gm and 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 Army official said.
On February 14 last year, a suicide bomber had rammed an explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama killing 40 soldiers. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Kashmir in recent years. Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had taken responsibility for the attack.
Twelve days after the strike, India’s warplanes pounded a JeM terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan that had triggered massive escalation in tension between the two countries.
Last month, the NIA filed a charge sheet in the case, detailing how the attack was planned and executed by JeM. The NIA named Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and several others in the charge sheet.