India: NIA takes over probe of failed fidayeen attack

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe of a failed fidayeen (suicide) attack attempted by Hizbul Mujahideen on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Srinagar-Jammu national highway near Banihal on March 30.

Inspector General of Police, NIA, Alok Mittal confirmed they have taken over the case.  On 30 March at about 10.15 am, a Santro car loaded with explosives hit a CRPF bus in Banihal while the convoy was moving from Srinagar to Jammu, as a result, the bus suffered minor damage and the CRPF personnel travelling in the said bus had a narrow escape.

The Jammu and Kashmir police said massive amounts of explosive materials were found at the blast site split around the car that includes 50 gelatin sticks, urea, ammonium nitrate, two LPG cylinders, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED), un-exploded IED inside.

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Source: Deccan Herald