Bomb disposal squad defuses IED weighing 5 kgs on Srinagar-Baramulla highway

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.

 Bomb disposal squad defuses IED weighing 5 kgs on Srinagar-Baramulla highway

Representational image. AFP

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.

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2018 15:00:53 IST