Bike spark plugs being used to trigger IEDs

Security forces have stumbled upon the use of commonly available spark plugs in automobile engines being used by terrorists and Naxals to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

A motorcycle spark plug with two electric cables attached to it was recovered on Monday by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) from a site where a large IED was detected during anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.

“This is for the first time that such a contraption has been recovered, which shows improvisation is being done with easily and cheaply available material and that technically savvy minds are at work,” an ITBP officer said. “It is also possible that such items may have been used in other parts of the country to trigger IEDs,” he added.

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Source: Tribune News Service