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Search for missing bomb continues in Kurukshetra

punjab Updated: Jul 25, 2015 09:22 IST
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Army personnel examining unexploded mortar shells recovered near Ambala-Delhi railway line near Shahbad Markanda town, 25 km from Kurukshetra, on Wednesday. HT Photo

For the third consecutive day on Friday, the Government Railway Police (GRP) continued the search for a bomb that went missing from an ammunition box of 10 mortar shells, which was found along the Ambala-Delhi rail track on Wednesday.

Nine bombs were recovered from the box lying along the rail track near Shahbad Markanda station, 25 km from Kurukshetra, on Wednesday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the region.

Kurukshetra Government Railway Police SHO Inderjit Singh told HT on Friday evening that the area around Shahabad Markanda was being searched thoroughly to explore the possibility of finding another mortar bomb.

"We have not abandoned the search operation and our teams are searching for the tenth bomb. It is important to locate the explosive as if it falls in the untrained hands, it would prove lethal," said the SHO.

He said that official update from the defence authorities was awaited to ascertain whether the explosives belonged to the army or the paramilitary force.