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Jammu police arrests nursing student with 7 kgs IED

A nursing student who had planned a major attack on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack was arrested with 7 kgs of IED by the Jammu police thereby foiling a major terrorist attack.

IANS report in this matter says:

“A major tragedy was averted after police recovered a seven-kilogram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the Jammu bus stand on Sunday, officials said.

With this recovery, the police foiled a major plan of the terrorists to set off an explosion on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama attack.

As there were inputs that the terrorists would carry out terror attacks, adequate security measures were taken by the security forces.

“It was a huge IED,” a senior police official said.

The bus stand is a crowded place in Jammu city thronged by hundreds of people daily.

Additional forces have reached the spot and a search operation has been started.

In 2019, 40 CRPF jawans were martyred after a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle on a bus in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.”

Media reports state that Sohail was studying nursing in a Chandigarh college and had brought the huge consignment of explosives with an intention to cause large-scale damage. They had even done a recce and identified certain areas of Jammu including Jammu bus stand, Raghunath bazaar, and railway station among others.

Reports also state that the student was a member of Al-badr terrorist outfit. The four main areas identified for the blast were Lal Batta bazaar, Raghunath bazaar, Jammu railway station and Jammu bus stand. In addition to Sohail, one Kazi Wasim from Chandigarh has also been taken into custody.

Wasim had prior knowledge of the attack and was arrested by the police who have also arrested Abid Nabi. Reports state that Nabi had plans to travel to Srinagar after planting explosives in Jammu and join other members of Al-badr there.

Along with 6.5 kgs of IED, police have also recovered pistols and bullets. The police have successfully averted a major disaster and further investigations are ongoing in this matter.

(With IANS inputs)

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