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ANFOAmmonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil (explosive)
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THE deadly explosion that ripped through Basilan City on Tuesday (July 31), killing 10 persons, including a suspected suicide bomber, was carried out with the use of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil as part of the strategy of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to raise money by way of international funding, a military officer said, belying initial claims it was the handiwork of the Islamic State.
Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil (ANFO) typically has around 6 percent oil with an optimal balance of 5.7 percent oil to 94.3 percent ammonium nitrate.
"Use of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil as the primary explosive, as in Mumbai and Pune, and the modus operandi of IM operatives masquerading as students cannot be ignored," said a senior IPS officer, PTI reported.
Ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, found from the defused bombs, have been the signature ingredients of IM bombs in the past.
The non-nuclear test blast would have sent a mushroom cloud of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil 10,000ft into the sky, visible and audible hundreds of miles away.