17 Sep 2020: Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered
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Details: 416 packets of 125 gram explosives each recovered
According to NDTV, the Army said that a Syntex water tank was found buried in an orchard in the Karewa area of Gadikal during a joint search operation at 8 am on Thursday.
Around 52 kilograms of explosives—416 packets of 125 gram each—were found in the tank.
50 more detonators were found in another such tank.
The explosive is called "Super 90," officers said.
Pulwama attack: Explosives recovered near Pulwama attack site
The explosives were reportedly found near National Highway 44, nine kilometers away from the site of the Pulwama terror attack.
On February 14, 2019, a suicide bomber, identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed a vehicle full of explosives into a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
Around 35 kg of RDX plastic explosives were used in the attack, along with gelatin sticks.
Case: Pulwama accused were planning another attack: NIA
According to the 13,500-page chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Pulwama attack, the Jaish-e-Mohammad group had carried out the attack and had planned to orchestrate a similar attack.
The second attempt, for which suicide bombers had already been arranged, was thwarted by India's airstrikes at a JeM training facility in Balakot, Pakistan.
Fact: 19 Pulwama accused identified in NIA chargesheet
Notably, the NIA chargesheet named 19 accused in the 2019 Pulwama attack, said to be one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The lengthy document detailed how the attack was planned and executed from Pakistan.