Srinagar, Jan 13: Government forces claimed to have averted a tragedy on Saturday morning after they detected and defused a Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at HMT o Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
“A naka party comprising of army’s 2 RR, CRPF and police detected the IED which was kept on road side by the militants”, a police officer said, adding that immediately the traffic was halted on the highway as a precautionary measure.
In the meantime, the entire area was sealed and the IED was defused later by the Bomb Disposal Squad without causing any damage.
Soon after the device was defused, the authorities restored the traffic movement on the highway. (GNS)