Powerful explosives found in Guwahti today

hidden July 14, 2011 16:57:32 IST
Powerful explosives found in Guwahti today

Guwahti: A day after serial blasts rocked Mumbai, two powerful improvised explosive devices were recovered in Guwahati and nearby Baksa district today during two separate search operations in the run up to Independence Day.

Stepping up security measures, a joint army and police team recovered an IED containing ammonium nitrate and other chemicals from a mini truck at Saat Mile area under Jalukbari
police station here, police sources said.

Powerful explosives found in Guwahti today

Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai on July 13, 2011. AFP

The bomb comprised assorted chemicals weighing 200 to 250 gram, they said and added the exact chemicals would be identified after laboratory testing. During routine checking, the explosive was found in the truck even as the person taking a lift carrying the bomb fled away, the sources said.

The truck's driver and handyman were being interrogated, they said. In nearby Baksa district's Tamulpur area, another IED was recovered from natun Howly area during search operation.   Both the bombs had been taken away by the army bomb disposal squad for analysing and defusing them.

PTI

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