LeT car-bomber module busted in Srinagar

June 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) car-bomber module planning to carry out explosions in the city was busted and five of its operatives were arrested, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said Thursday.

Addressing a media conference here, Deputy Inspector General of Police (central Kashmir) Afadul Mujtaba said: “We have busted an LeT module planning to carry out car bomb explosions in the city… Five operatives of the module belonging to south Kashmir areas of Pulwama and Tral have been arrested.”

On May 17, a car heavily laden with explosives was seized and the explosives defused on the city’s outskirts.

“An LeT explosive expert who is a foreigner had devised the car bomb which was detected in time and defused through a controlled explosion in Nowgam area of the city on May 17 by us.

“The explosive material used to prepare the bomb was locally procured by the militants. It comprised of gelatin sticks used locally for rock blasting,” he said.

Police arrested the LeT operatives during the course of the probe in the case.

“With the arrest of five operatives of the module, we have successfully averted the possibility of the militants carrying out car bomb explosions in the city,” the officer said.

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