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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05.05 GMT
Security forces bust biggest-ever secret LTTE arms dump


Security forces have made their biggest-ever arms haul recovering explosives yesterday.

The huge arms cache of 6,250 kgs of C-4 explosives was busted in a joint search operation of Army and police in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts yesterday.

The joint operation of the Army and police busted arms dump at Iranamadu and Nanthikadal in the Kilinochchi district.

Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said, "This is the largest ever quantity of explosives uncovered and it was enough to blow up an entire town". He said, the bust was made on a civilian tip off.

The explosives were neatly packed in 200 bags and hidden in a bunker used by the LTTE during their days of the military campaign.

SP Rohana said in the adjoining Mullaitivu district another 300 kgs of C-4 were uncovered in the Puthukudyiruppu area along with other weaponry.






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