Explosives found in abandoned suitcase
Guwahati: Huge quantities of explosives was found in an abandoned suitcase on NH 15 in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Monday and neutralised by security forces.
The abandoned suitcase was found on the highway, about 10 kilometres from Dhekiajuli town and the local people informed the security forces about it, a defence spokesman said.
Police and Assam Rifles (AR) personnel rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.
The AR personnel along with Army Engineers team conducted investigations and confirmed the presence of explosives in the suitcase, he said.
The team then carried out a two hour-long operation to destroy the suitcase without opening it along with the explosives.
Had the explosives not been detected, it could have caused extensive damage, the spokesman added.
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