Srinagar (NVI): A major terror attack was averted today in J&K as security forces recovered 15 sticks of plastic explosives from Karnah area in Kashmir’s Kupwara district, defence officials said.
The explosive material was recovered by security forces deployed in Karnah area in the evening, they said.
“On the night of 04 Apr ’21, specific intelligence was received on likely explosives being exchanged near Jama Masjid of Tangdhar,” defence officials said.
Security forces increased alertness level and monitored the area through a comprehensive surveillance grid, they said.
At 4:50 pm today, a detailed search by the Army Bomb Disposal Team led to recovery of the explosives which was supposedly being transshipped to hinterland.
The operation was conducted in the heart of Tangdhar market with zero inconvenience to locals, as per the market vendors who were eye witness to the precision operation, the Army said in a statement.