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Panic gripped Boniyar village in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after laborers who were digging a drain few meters away from Government Higher Secondary School found 28 motor shells each measuring two inches, official sources said.

The laborers immediately informed police officials of Boniyar police station and they reached the spot and recovered all 28 motor shells from the under construction drain, they said.

“All the 28 motor shells were destroyed by Bomb Disposal Squad,” a police official told GNS, adding: “with the help of RPG gun we destroyed them.”

A local told GNS that he heard ‘sound of loud explosions’ in the area.

Pertinently, an army camp was in the same area some 35 years ago which had gutted in a fire incident. It is believed that these shells were left by the army men of the said camp.

Meanwhile, police on Saturday recovered a live grenade from Ahmad Nagar area in the outskirts of summer capital, official sources said.

They said that today locals spotted a suspicious object while clearing the debris in the area where two foreign militants were killed in 22 hour firefight last month.

“After spotting the object, locals informed officials at police station Soura who along Bomb Disposal Squad rushed to the spot,” sources said.

The Bomb Disposal Squad recovered the object under the debris and later handed it over to police. A police official told GNS that the object is a live grenade (HE-36).

On 13 April, a fierce gunfight erupted in Ahmad Nagar in which two Laskhar-e-Toiba militants identified as Abu Huzaifa and Chota Hafeez were killed while two cops were also injured. During the encounter, two houses were gutted and damaged.


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