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Jammu: Major terrorist attack foiled as police recover 6 kg IED, arrest LeT operative

The Jammu cops on Sunday averted a major terror attack and recovered an improvised explosive device (IED). The IED was targeted at a crowded area by an operative of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
 

Jammu Major terrorist attack foiled as police recover 6 kg IED, arrest LeT operative-dnm
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Jammu, First Published Jun 27, 2021, 4:19 PM IST
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Jammu: A major terrorist attack was averted in Jammu after the J&K Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing around 5-6 kg on Sunday. The police have arrested an operative allegedly belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and investigating the matter.

They said security has been beefed up across Jammu province, following the arrest of the suspect with the explosive material.

According to the police, the recovered IED, which purportedly belonged to a LeT outfit, was supposed to be planted at a crowded location.

While speaking to media, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh confirmed that another IED weighing 5-6 kg has been recovered by Jammu police. This IED was received by an LeT outfit operative and was to be planted at some crowded place, he said.

Thus, with the findings of the IED, the police in Jammu have averted a major terror attack within hours after the double explosion at the airport.

DGP Singh added that the detained suspect is being interrogated and more suspects are likely to be picked up in this foiled IED blast attempt.

Relevantly, early Sunday morning two low intensity explosions were reported in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area and 2 were injured.

The explosions took place within a span of five minutes in the early hours of Sunday. The first blast ripped off the roof of a building at 1.37 am while the second one was on the ground at 1.42 am.

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