Suicide bombers, RDX: What made the Colombo bombings so lethal

Colombo, Apr 21: Initial reports that emerged after bomb blasts ripped Colombo suggest that a suicide bomber could have been involved.

One of the prime reasons for the casualty being so high could be due to the fact that a suicide bomber was involved. The attacks at the Shangri La hotel and the Batticalao Church appear to be the handiwork of a suicide bomber.

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Pulwama: JeM’s Indian touts helped move RDX provided by Pakistan army

Srinagar, Feb 25: The probe that is being carried out into the Pulwama attack has provided several leads that point towards Pakistan directly. While it has been ascertained now that the vehicle used in the attack was a red Maruti Eeco, investigators have also learnt that it was the Pakistan military that provided the RDX.

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Pulwama: Huge impact as Supergel-90 multiplied potency of main explosive

Srinagar, Feb 16: The preliminary investigation conducted by the National Security Guards in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack suggests that a mix of RDX and Supergel-90 may have been used.

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When Maharashtra ATS planted RDX to frame Lt Col Purohit

purohitWhen the Maharashtra ATS claimed that it was Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit who supplied the RDX in the Malegaon blasts case, it took everyone by surprise. However the NIA made a disclosure that was even more stunning when it said that it was an officer from the ATS who had planted the RDX to frame Purohit.

Pakistan spy arrested in Rajasthan had smuggled 35 kgs of RDX

pakspyJaipur, Aug 19: A Pakistan spy, Nandlal Maharaj was arrested in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in a joint operation carried out by the Intelligence Bureau and police. The spy on being arrested admitted to the police that he had smuggled in at least 35 kilograms of RDX into India. The police recovered a diary, two mobile phones, a satellite phone and several sim cards from him.
His diary details reveal that he was in touch with people in Pakistan from whom he is said to have taken orders. The probe has also led to the police seizing maps from him. The police are currently questioning him to find out where he had dropped the huge quantity of the RDX that he had smuggled in.

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Pakistani spy had visited India 4 times

pakspyJaipur, Aug 20: Nandlal Maharaj, the Hindu spy from Pakistan, had visited India four times between 2010 and 2016. Nandlal Maharaj was arrested in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in a joint operation carried out by the Intelligence Bureau and police officials.
To cover up his operations, he would sell silk at a low price in India. He would visit India under the pretext of selling silk and this acted as a cover for him. On Friday, upon his arrest he had confessed to smuggling 35 kilograms of RDX into India.

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Malegaon blasts 2008: The mystery behind the military grade RDX

New Delhi, May 16: The National Investigation Agency in its chargesheet says after a painstaking and professional investigation it has recommended 10 names for prosecution in connection with the Malegaon 2008 blasts case.

The NIA had also recommended dropping of charges against 6 persons including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

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Pathankot: How did terrorists carry so much ammunition around for 2 days

img_0593Pathankot, Jan 5: A large cache of ammunition, 30 kilograms of RDX is what the terrorists, who staged an attack on the Pathankot air force station, are said to have had.
There is a lot of contradiction about the number of terrorists who attacked the air base, but both IAF officials and the NSG have indicated that the number of terrorists is tentatively six.

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Pathankot attack: Each terrorist was armed with 6 kgs of RDX

pathankot-attackPathankot, Jan 4: When the Pathankot attack began it was clear that the terrorists had come in to cause maximum damage and were in for a long haul. Each terrorist came in with ammunition enough to last 4 to 5 days and were armed with 6 kilograms of RDX each.
The attack which began on January 1, 3.30 am is still on. According to sources, the security forces may be able to put an end to this attack by 12 noon today.
Officials in the know of the operation tell OneIndia that the terrorists were holding them up for so long as they had plenty of ammunition. They are firing indiscriminately and will attempt to hold on until they are able to fire the last bullet.

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The Muddasir bomb

afp-bodhgayaWhile the preliminary forensic sciences laboratory report pertaining to the Bodhgaya bombs have ruled out the use of RDX to trigger the blasts, investigators say that there is a similarity.

The bombs that were planted are exactly like the ones which were found at Ahmedabad and Jaipur the two places where the Indian Mujahiden carried out massive attacks.

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