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15 sticks of plastic explosives recovered in Kupwara village

Armed forces recovered 15 sticks of plastic explosives during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an Indian defence spokesman said on Sunday.

Based on intelligence inputs, the operation was carried out in Karnah in the district’s Tangdhar area by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army on Saturday morning, spokesman Lt Col Emron Musavi said.

He said the joint operation led to the recovery of 15 sticks of plastic explosives near Nichli Jabri village.

These explosives were hidden in a ‘dhok’ or a temporary shelter for further transhipment to the hinterland, Musavi said.

In the last two years, 28 weapons and over 60 kgs of narcotics have been recovered from Karnah, apart from explosives including grenades, he said.

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