Srinagar: A Pulwama style terror attack was averted by the alert India troops in Kashmir’s Karewa, which is not far from the site of last year’s dastardly attack. The Indian Army also recovered 52 kg of explosives from the site.
Army officials have said that 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 CRPF personnel were killed.
“We have averted another Pulwama type attack,” said an Army official.
The officials said the explosives were found in a Syntex water tank at Karewa area of Gadikal during a search operation around 8 am.
“There were 416 packets of explosives with each one of them weighing 125 gm,” said an official, adding another 50 detonators were recovered in another Syntex tank in the area in subsequent searches.