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Terror training in ' ball bomb'on border states.

THE Dhaka terror attack has opened a pandora's box of trouble for Indian states on the Indo- Bangladesh border. The threat is looming large and the shape of terror has changed.

It is now in the shape of a ball and is known as the Ball Bomb of Bengal.

The plastic balls used by children to play are being used by linkmen of terror outfits for training in making bombs in India.

West Bengal has been acquainted with usage of crude bombs for turf domination during elections but this is different.

From shape to technique to even the intent and the usage, nothing is similar to what has been happening in the past.

With a few thousands of kilometres of Indo- Bangladesh border running across half a dozen states, this is the latest threat, especially in West Bengal. The bombs are made with special technique and special preparations.

The explosive is bought from the local market, claiming to be used in fire crackers, but is mixed with powerful materials and sharp stones to give it a bigger impact during blasts.

" Lal masala" ( red powder) and " sada masala" ( white powder) are main materials that used for the making of ' Ball Bombs' and those are easily available at local market.

These raw materials are available at ` 3000 to ` 3600 per kg. Near about 12 to 14 ' Ball Bomb' may be produced with just a kg of raw material. Makers of the bombs get ` 1,500 per kg as charge and 100 plastic balls cost ` 300 to ` 350." says a bomb maker.

The porous border is being utilised to sneak into the Indian territory and provide training sessions and then even ferry the product to the international market at higher prices.

A bomb maker revealed, " People are brought from Bangladesh to train the youths here on how to make these kind of bombs. We also supply these bombs to other parts of Bengal. Depending upon the things that are used, it costs around ` 400 to make one. And depending on our profit, we sell them at ` 1,200 in Bangladesh, and in Bengal, we sell it for a little less. The materials to make bombs come from UP and Bihar. And about the police and the BSF, we know how to tackle them. We do not know who buys these bombs in Bangladesh, we just sell them to the middleman who pay us in return of the supply.

Most of the bombs are sold in Bangladesh, we sell here too, although the numbers are less.

The profit there is more." By Manogya Loiwal Plastic ball is being used by terror outfits for bomb training in India

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
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Date:Jul 8, 2016
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