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Crude chemical mix used in Jama Masjid blasts

The two chemicals were mixed with acid along with some splinters to cause injuries to the devout.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 22:28 IST

Pottasium Chlorate and Sulphur mixed with acid -- a crude form of explosives -- were used to trigger Friday's twin explosions inside the 17th century Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

Prelimnary investigations by the sleuths of central security agencies showed the these two chemicals were concealed in a small container at the two places around the water pond inside the historic mosque, informed sources said.

The two chemicals were mixed with acid along with some splinters to cause injuries to the devout.

Though the same mixture is used for manufacturing of detonators, the one used today was completely in its crude form and could only blacken the surface where it was planted, the sources added.