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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:02 am 
80 kilos of C-4 explosives detected in Mannar

“The stock of explosives and steels balls (used as shrapnel) were packed in 10 boxes and concealed in a 2000 L water tank,”

@ DM /Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Days after the recovery of over 1000 kilos of explosives, the navy yesterday detected more than 80 kilos of C-4 explosives from a jungle area in Karsal, Mannar.

“The stock of explosives and steels balls (used as shrapnel) were packed in 10 boxes and concealed in a 2000 L water tank,” a Navy spokesman said. It was revealed that these explosives boxes were to be packed in a van and sent to some suburban area to carry out a major damage, he said.

On June 29 the Navy seized a freezer truck carrying over 1000 kilos of high explosives from Padikkiya, a fishing village in Trincomalee. The freezer truck used to transport fish to Colombo was seized by the naval intelligence unit following a tip off from a civilian. The explosives were carefully concealed in the front bonnet of the freezer truck. Troops recovered 56 boxes, each carrying 18 kilos of C-4 explosives.

Meanwhile the navy yesterday recovered a stock of arms and explosives from a construction site in the Embalinagar area in Mannar. Among the items found were: T 56 Weapons , T 56 Magazines,T 56 Ammunition-30no’s, 40 mm Grenade Launchers-1no’s, 40 mm Grenades-2no’s, Gelignite-1 kg and Hand Grenades-1no.These items had been buried beneath a half constructed house.


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