Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said.
The IED was found in HMT area of Srinagar on Saturday morning, the official said.
The official said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted.
A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot, which defused the explosive device, the official said.
Militants often trigger IED blasts to target security forces in the region. On 6 January, four policemen were killed
in an IED blast in Sopore township of north Kashmir.
Updated Date: Jan 13, 2018 15:00 PM