Defused bomb in Jaipur had only RDX traces

May 20th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 10th bomb defused in Jaipur after nine bombs exploded killing over 60 people had traces of RDX, contrary to earlier reports that it was packed with the lethal explosive. “There were traces of RDX in the bomb that was defused. But the main component was ammonium nitrate,” J.K. Dutt, director general of the National Security Guard (NSG), told IANS.

Asked about the use of RDX in the nine other bombs that went off at seven locations within a span of 15 minutes May 13, Dutt said: “Forensic reports are still awaited.”

NSG sources said that there were no trace of RDX at the blast sites.

“The bombs, which had ammonium nitrate, ball bearings and pellets, were similar to those used in the Hyderabad blasts last year,” said a senior official.

Soon after the blasts, Rajasthan Director General of Police A.S. Gill, Chief Minister Vasundahra Raje and state Home Minister G.C. Kataria had claimed the use of RDX in the terror attack.

Gill had even said that one kilo of RDX was used in the blasts, which also injured more than 200 people. It was the first terrorist attack in Jaipur.

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