‘Parcel bomb’ case: Ammonium nitrate was used as explosive, says FSL report

The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has concluded that the ‘crude bomb’ in a parcel addressed to Pune-based social activist Sanjay Nahar contained ammonium nitrate. The report has been forwarded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad which is now probing the ‘parcel’ bomb case.

A white crystal solid, ammonium nitrate is commonly used to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) generally used by terrorist organisations while assembling explosives. “The samples confirm that ammonium nitrate was used in making the IED. The report has been submitted to the Maharashtra ATS, the agency probing the case,” said a senior official from the forensic department who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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Source: Indian Express