'Explosive' planted on Sgr-Bla highway defused

Alfred Osborne
January 14, 2018

Government forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into service.

He said after receiving inputs, CRPF, police and army men launched a cordon and search operation in HMT and its adjoining areas.

The BDS defused the IED and traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla highway has been restored now.

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Giving details, he said that a patrol party of 44 BN CRPF recovered the IED on the highway around 4 am.

"Bomb disposal squads of police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force immediately reached the spot and removed the explosive device", a police officer said.

Pertinently, an IED planted by Jaish-e-Muhammad militants in Sopore town left four policemen dead last week. Two persons were injured. "However, he was let off".

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