As part of a new strategy, terrorists were planning to strike targets in Jammu and Kashmir using "mobile bombs," a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist arrested recently has revealed.
The terrorists were collecting SIM cards to prepare the "mobile bombs" and many of the them were already in possession of these, 16-year-old LeT terrorist Noor Illahi alias Tipu disclosed during interrogation at Mendhar police station in Poonch, official sources said on Sunday.
They said though mobile bombs were not used by terrorists in the state so far, such devices were used by al-Qeada in the serial blasts in Malaysia in January this year.
Disclosing how mobile bombs are made, Tipu said a high quality one kg explosive, generally RDX mixed with TNT, is tied with an activated mobile handset.
The set is kept in vibrator mode and its frequency is matched with that of the explosive device. It will explode as soon as a ring is given on its number from another telephone.
Tipu and his associate Saddam Hussain, presently in custody, were asked by top LeT ultras Arbaaz and Abu Shaheen to plant first mobile bomb outside the house of Opposition National Conference leader and MLA Javed Rana in Mendhar after ensuring that Rana was present in the house.
Tipu said Saddam refused to do so despite the fact that both of them had been promised Rs one lakh cash and a brand new motorcycle if the task was accomplished successfully.