Deadly Explosives Recovered in Assam

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A Special Operations Unit (SoU) of Assam police on Sunday recovered 10 IED’s from lower Assam’s Baska district which were stored by Jamat-ul-Mujahideen preparing for a major explosion in the state, police said.

Security personnel commenced a search operation in the Panpara area near Salbari in Baska district revealed by arrested Jehadi Nur Jamal Hoque and recovered the IED’s.

“We had launched the operation at the remote area and recovered the IEDs,” Assam police IGP SN Singh said.

“JMB had stored at least 100 IEDs in different areas in lower Assam which was revealed by Sahanur Alom and Nur Jamal Hoque,” the top police official said.

The IED’s were recovered from a plantation in the remote area which were stored by Nur Jamal Hoque.

Police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had jointly launched the search operation in different areas in lower Assam to recover additional hidden IED’s.

Assam police arrested 12 persons in connection with Burdwan blast and JMB so far.

In an unrelated incident, a bomb was exploded in Assam’s Chirang district on Sunday evening.

Police said suspected NFFB(S) militants had triggered the explosion in the Chapaguri area in Chirang district.

There have been no reports of any casualties from this explosion.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.