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Explosives recovered in Kupwara: Army

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Srinagar: Army on Monday claimed to have recovered 15 sticks of plastic explosives in Tangdhar area of frontier Kupwara district.

“During the preceding night, specific intelligence was received on likely explosives being exchanged near Jama Masjid of Tangdhar. Security Forces increased alertness level and monitored the area through a comprehensive surveillance grid,” defence spokesman said in a statement here.

He said around 4:50 pm on Monday, a detailed search by the Army’s bomb disposal team led to recovery of the explosives which was supposedly being transhipped 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 statement said.

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