Major Terrorist Attack Foiled

A major terrorist attack on security forces was foiled in Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday as 19 hand grenades were recovered from a hideout in Poonch.

“In a major success for a joint effort of security forces and police, nefarious designs of inimical elements to disrupt peace and tranquillity in Poonch region were foiled Sunday morning,” a defence spokesperson said.

On receiving intelligence information that terrorists were planning to target security forces on NH 144A (Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway), Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu & Kashmir Police conducted a joint operation in Phagla area of Surankote in Poonch.

“Relentless development of intelligence by both the agencies led to recovery of a huge cache of grenades in general area Phagla, hidden in a well concealed natural hideout,” informed the spokesperson, adding that it’s the second recovery of explosives in as many days in the region.

On Saturday, 40 kg of high explosive material, five-litre pressure cooker Improvised Explosive Device (IED), five-inch iron pipe IED, four electrical detonators, electrical wire, power sources, six heavy duty cells, insulation tape and 1.5 kg iron splinters were recovered from Doda district.

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