Delhi: Major terror strike foiled

Just over a week before Republic Day, Delhi police and sleuths of National Security Guard averted a major terror strike by defusing an RDX-based improvised explosive device through a controlled explosion at the Ghazipur flower market in east Delhi on Friday afternoon. Around 2kg of RDX explosive was packed in an iron casing, equipped with a commercial charge timer, and kept in a black bag. Traces of ammonium nitrate were found on the surface of the device.

What has alarmed the intelligence agencies is that explosives were discovered in Srinagar and Amritsar too, indicating that a coordinated strike may have been attempted, potentially by ISI.

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