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Suspected LTTE ammunition, explosives unearthed in Rameswaram

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 June 2018, 12:13 IST

The Ramanathapuram district police has recovered a huge cache of ammunition and explosives on a coastal hamlet near Thangachimadam's Rameswaram island.

The police suspect that the buried explosives are from the 1980s and belong to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a military organisation that fought for separate Tamil Eelam (land) for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

According to media reports, a resident of Anthoniyarpuram found a box of bullets while constructing a septic tank, following which he alerted the police.

In immediate action, police dug up the spot and found a huge cache of trinitrotoluene detonators, detonator launchers and over 50 boxes of ammunition.

(ANI)

 

First published: 26 June 2018, 12:13 IST
 
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