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Huge haul of explosives from Banda in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The police and the the ( Special Weapons, and Tactics) team on Wednesday recovered a huge quantity of explosives from the roof of a house in a village in district.

The explosives included two quintal of ammonium nitrate, 200 detonators and 1,200 gelatin rods. These were found in a village in Nareni area.

Two persons have been arrested so far by the police and further investigation is under way. Senior police officers and teams are present on the spot.

"We are looking into how such a massive quantity of explosive could have been brought to the village. It is a clear intelligence failure. It is also clear that the explosives were not locally procured, but have been brought in from elsewhere," said a

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:24 IST