New Delhi: Another Pulwama-like terror attack may have been averted as the Indian Army on Thursday recovered at least 52 kg of explosives near Letapora in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Terrorist Hideout Busted in J&K's Rajouri, Huge Cache of Arms & Ammunition Recovered
Army officials said the explosives were found at a spot very close to the highway where a terror strike killed 40 CRPF soldiers on February 14 last year. Also Read - Kulgam Killing: Coward Pakistanis Will Pay Heavy Price, Each of Them Will be Neutralised, Says J&K BJP Chief
A total of 416 packets of explosives with 125 gm in each, accumulating to 52 kgs were found during a joint search operation today morning. Also Read - 3 Local BJP Leaders Killed by Militants in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Resistance Front Claims Responsibility
“There were 416 packets of explosives with each one of them weighing 125gm,” said the official, adding that another 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, he added.
Last month, the National Investigation Agency released a 13,500-page chargesheet in its probe into the Pulwama attack and convicted 19 people including Masood Azhar, 26/11 mastermind and chief of banned terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), his brothers Abdul Rauf and Ammar Alvi, and his nephew Mohammed Umer Farooq.
The elaborate chargesheet also unearthed close links of the Pakistani group JeM with al-Qaeda and the Taliban and mentioned that the accused had planned another Fidayeen attack following the one in Pulwama.