IED laden car used in foiled Pulwama attack belongs to Hizbul militant
Srinagar : Around 40-45 kgs of IED was recovered from a Santro car in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district; in a latest development, it has been found that the car belongs to a Hizbul Mujahedeen militant from south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
According to a report by Indian Express (https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jk-car-from-which-ied-was-recovered-in-pulwama-belongs-to-a-hizbul-militant-6432575/), the police officials have told the publication that the investigation has found that the car recovered on Thursday belonged to an active militant from the Shopian district. “So far, we have come to know that the said car belonged to the HM militant from Shopian. We are investigating the matter further,” the officer said.
On Thursday, the police officials had claimed that the cops have managed to foil a car bombing "similar to the 2019 Pulwama attack".
IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar had told The Indian Express on Thursday that the timely information generated by police and joint action averted a major tragedy. “It is a big success for police and security forces today. We foiled an attack which was similar to the 2019 Pulwama attack. The timely info generated by police and joint action averted a major tragedy. I congratulate the forces for the success.”
While the car was intercepted by the cops, the driver managed to escape.
In a press conference, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar had said, “They would have targeted security forces or police vehicles…we are calling experts from outside. Primary investigations reveal that nitrate salt and nitroglycerine was used. In the morning, we said weight (of IED) could be 25 kg, but since the debris went up in the air to 50 metres (after the controlled explosion), it looks 40-45 kgs of explosives were there.”