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‘15 sticks of plastic explosives recovered in Kupwara’

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Srinagar: Security forces recovered 15 sticks of plastic explosives during a search operation in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a defence spokesman said on Sunday.

Based on intelligence inputs, the operation was carried out in Karnah in the district’s Tangdhar area by the police and the army on Saturday morning, spokesman Lt Col Emron Musavi said.

He said the joint operation led to the recovery of 15 sticks of plastic explosives near Nichli Jabri village.

These explosives were hidden in a ‘dhok’ or a temporary shelter for further transhipment to the hinterland, Musavi said.

Security agencies and the civil administration continuously work to negate the threat of smuggling of narcotics, weapons and stores for militant organisations through the Tangdhar bowl, the spokesman said.

In the last two years, 28 weapons and over 60 kgs of narcotics have been recovered from Karnah, apart from explosives including grenades, he said.

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