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Mohali attack: Russian-made rocket launcher recovered near blast site

Mohali attack: Russian-made rocket launcher recovered near blast site

Investigators recovered a rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG, from near the attack site in Mohali. It has been identified as RPG 22, and is Russian-made.

In the probe into the attack on Punjab Police’s intelligence unit headquarters in Mohali, a rocket launcher has been recovered from a site located around 1 km from the Intelligence Bureau building. The rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG, has been identified as RPG 22, and is Russian-made.

On Monday night, an RPG was fired at the Intelligence Wing headquarters of the Punjab Police in Mohali, triggering a blast that shattered windows and caused a portion of the false ceiling to collapse on impact. No injuries or casualties were reported.

Issuing an official statement, the Mohali Police had said, “A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 pm. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called.”

According to reports, two suspects arrived in a car and launched the RPG at the intelligence office building. The rocket-propelled grenade was not targeted but a random shot was fired, sources said.

The blast happened a day after the Punjab Police thwarted possible terror attacks and arrested two men in a village in the state’s Tarn Taran district.

Earlier, the police had arrested some ‘Khalistani’ suspects for receiving massive and continuous drone deliveries of explosives, weapons and drugs from across the border.

©India Today

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