MAIEDs aka ‘Sticky bombs’ in Kashmir set off alarm bells among Indian forces


Small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan seized during raids in recent months in the disputed region, officials say.

Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir are alarmed by the recent arrival in the disputed region of small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan.

“Sticky bombs”, which can be attached to vehicles and detonated remotely, have been seized during raids in recent months in the region of Jammu and Kashmir, three senior security officials told Reuters news agency.

“These are small IEDs and quite powerful,” said the region’s police chief Vijay Kumar, referring to improvised explosive devices.

“It will certainly impact the present security scenario as volume and frequency of vehicular movements of police and security forces are high in Kashmir valley.”

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Source: Al Jazeera