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J&K Police Recovers 7 kg IED; Terror Attack Averted On 2nd Anniversary Of Pulwama

(This article is originally posted by the Hindustan Times)

As India remembers 40 martyred Bravehearts on the second anniversary of Pulwama attack, Jammu & Kashmir police have found 7 kgs of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) near a bus stand in Jammu. 

J&K police forces have managed to recover 7 kgs IED of explosives from the general bus stand area of Jammu.

Also, in the last 7 days, two terrorists have been arrested by the various agencies including Anantnag police, which carried out two intel operations in which Hidayatullah Malik & Zahoor Ahmad Rather were arrested.

After their arrest and now the recovery of 7kg explosive, it is thought that a major terrorist attack was being planned to coincide with the second Pulwama anniversary.

The IED recovery comes close on the heels of the arrest of two top terrorists from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba districts. But it also exposed chinks in the security grid.

Zahoor Ahmad Rather, a top terrorist affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF) who was wanted in connection with the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in south Kashmir last year, was arrested in Bari Brahmana area of Samba on Saturday.

The security forces and J&K police have increased the security in the valley and issued an alert. Major search operations have been launched to nab the accused who plotted the explosives in a highly-populated area.

Two years ago on February 14, 2019, 40 Indian soldiers were martyred in one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. After the deadly attack, a Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for this terror attack.

 A 22-year-old suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus. The convoy had 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.

The attack, which was reported near Awantipora at nearly 3:15 pm resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans, while many others were left injured.

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