Major tragedy averted, IED detected and defused in Pulwama
By: Mudasir Khan VOV
According to police they were able to detect and defuse a 5KG IED planted on Pulwama-Srinagar road during their search operation to clear the roads for traffic and conveys.
Police said that the IED was planted at a place near the road at Wanpora on Pulwama- Srinagar road and the alert police officials were able to detect on time averting a major tragedy on this road.
An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that acting on a specific intelligence that militants have planted an IED on Newa, Pulwama—Srinagar road in Wanpora, a search operation was launched jointly by Pulwama police, 50RR and 183 bn CRPF.
“During search, one IED was found planted roadside. The IED weighed approx 5 kgs and was assembled in a container. Bomb disposal team of police and army destroyed the IED on spot through controlled detonation,” the official said. He said in this regard a case has been registered and investigation taken up.
“Few suspects have been picked up for questioning. With the timely action a major tragedy has been averted,” the official said.
With KNO inputs