On Monday evening, a two-kilogram improvised explosive device (IED) hidden by suspected terrorists was found on a road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said, news agency PTI reported. According to officials, the IED was later defused by professionals, thereby averting a possible terror attack in the hilly area. According to him, a joint army-police patrol discovered the IED hidden on the roadside on the Kishtwar-Batote national highway.
According to officials, traffic on the highway was immediately stopped and a bomb disposal squad was dispatched, which safely defused the hazardous material.
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According to him, a complaint was registered and an operation was launched to nab the terrorists responsible for laying the IED.
In a similar incident earlier this month, a major devastation was averted due to the prompt identification of a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri area. The IED, which was planted inside a tiffin box, was found lying on the roadside by an Army road opening party in Sangpur village along the Jammu-Poonch National Highway early in the morning, officials said.
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Early last month, security personnel had discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing 2.5 kg hidden by terrorists on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Panjgrain area of Nagrota. The sniffer dogs detected the IED.
According to an official document of Jammu and Kashmir Police, after the abrogation of Article 370, the Jammu region has seen a rise in terrorist attacks, but the situation has improved in the Kashmir Valley.
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