Security forces avert vehicle-borne IED blast in J&K's Pulwama; bomb disposal squad defuse explosive device
A vehicle-borne IED blast was averted as security forces detected a car fitted with explosives in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
Srinagar: A vehicle-borne IED blast was averted as security forces detected a car fitted with explosives in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
The improvised explosive device (IED) was safely defused.
"A major incident of a vehicle-borne #IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by #Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army," the Kashmir zone police wrote on its Twitter handle.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) May 28, 2020
According to sources, a white coloured private car was flagged by security forces at a mobile vehicle checkpoint but the driver sped away.
They said the security forces fired few shots at the car, which they found abandoned some distance away.
During checking, an IED was found fitted in the vehicle, which was later defused, the sources said. Further details are awaited.
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