11 crude bombs found inside garbage bin in Madurai
Madurai (TN): Madurai police today found 11 crude bombs kept inside a garbage bin in Anna Nagar here.
A Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed to the spot to defuse the explosives.
Tamil Nadu's Q branch, Special Investigation Team and Special division investigators have reached the spot. Details are awaited.
Madurai has been the "mursery" of terror outfits like Al-Umma in recent years. In 2012, two time bombs packed inside a parcel were found from Umar, a former activist of Al-Umma.
Umar had received the parcel from a boy who told him that he was coming from a courier office, police said.
On opening the parcel, he found the bombs attached to a battery and informed police.
The bombs were "sophisticated", police had then said, adding, bomb squad personnel defused them.
The boy's identity could not be traced.
The notorious Laskar-e-Toiba operative Abdul Karim Tunda, who was arrested early this year, had then told police that there are roughly around 130 militants active in South India, and at least 80 of them are based in Kerala and Madural in tamil Nadu.