Forces detect and destroy an IED in Baramulla

Srinagar :  Security forces detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir Baramulla district on Wednesday, Police said.

This was the second IED found and later defused in north Kashmir since Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, the IED was detected by the joint teams of Police alongwith Army’s 29 RR and CRPF’s 45 battalion on busy Srinagar-Baramulla national highway near Power Development Department Office in Pattan.

“ Soon after the detection of the IED, traffic was halted and the movement of people was restricted. Accordingly, Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed to spot and the IED was destroyed without causing any damage,” a police spokesman said.

Police said the timely detection of the IED thwarted an untoward incident.

The Baramulla Srinagar national highway is used by convoys of the Army, central armed police forces (CAPFs) and VVIPs and the highway is sanitized every morning before the movement of convoys.

On Tuesday morning, security forces detected and defused around three kilos of improvised explosive device (IED) in Sopore sub-district of Jammu and Kashmir.