80-100 kg of RDX used in Kabul attack: Indian envoy

July 11th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS  

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By Manish Chand
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Preliminary investigations have found that nearly 80-100 kg of high-quality RDX was used in the suicide attack on the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 54 Afghans and four Indians, India’s ambassador to Afghanistan Jayant Prasad said Friday. “On the basis of preliminary evidence, we are relatively sure that RDX used was of high quality. Nearly 80-100 kg of RDX was used in Monday’s car bomb attack,” Prasad told IANS in a phone interview from Kabul.

“We are examining whether or not there was additional material. We have found landmines and tank shells designed to inflict maximum injury and casualties,” Prasad said four days after the most audacious attack on the Indian mission, the first ever terror attack on India abroad that killed an Indian diplomat and a military attach

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