Jammu and Kashmir: Major tragedy averted as police detect IED near LoC; security forces defuse explosive

The IED was found planted on the roadside by a police party during routine patrolling at Nandwal chowk on Khour-Pallanwala road, a police spokesman said.

Press Trust of India March 09, 2019 19:36:26 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Major tragedy averted as police detect IED near LoC; security forces defuse explosive
  • A major tragedy was averted Saturday with timely detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the LoC.

  • The IED was found planted on the roadside by a police party.

  • Bomb disposal squads of police and the army rushed to the scene and isolated the area before successfully defusing the explosive substance.

Jammu: A major tragedy was averted Saturday with timely detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir Major tragedy averted as police detect IED near LoC security forces defuse explosive

File image of Jammu and Kashmir Police. PTI

The IED was found planted on the roadside by a police party during routine patrolling at Nandwal chowk on Khour-Pallanwala road, a police spokesman said.

He said the policemen noticed a suspicious object on the roadside at around 10.55 am and sounded an alert.

Bomb disposal squads of police and the army, along with reinforcements rushed to the scene and isolated the area before successfully defusing the explosive substance, the spokesman said.

He said the search in the area was still going to find if more IEDs were planted.

A police officer said a case has been registered and a hunt has been launched to nab the suspected terrorists who planted the IED.

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