Saturday, 20 January, 2018

IED recovered on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway

J&K National Highway IED Defused Srinagar Baramulla national highway Baramulla national highway IED Defused Baramulla national highway Army Indian Army India News Security personnel on Srinagar Baramulla highway. Shuaib Masoodi
Melba Vasquez | 14 January, 2018, 03:32

Police and the Army detected an improvised electronic device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway near HMT on Saturday.

An official said that the IED weighing almost five kilograms was planted by the militants in HMT area of Srinagar. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into service. "The engineering squad of the army then defused the bomb", Rajesh Kumar, Commanding Officer told ANI in an interview.

Soon, they said, traffic movement on the highway was suspended and the entire area was sealed by the forces.

"The IED was defused by the bomb disposal squad without causing any damage", said the police.

Later, the traffic movement was restored on the highway.

IED claimed lives of four policemen in Sopore last week when it went off in a busy market. Two persons were injured.

"One has received injury on hand and another on thigh", Ismail said. "However, he was let off".

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