IED defused on Rajouri-Poonch road
Rajouri, Oct 29: Army Monday claimed to have defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the outskirts of Rajouri town, averting a major tragedy Monday morning.
Sources said suspected militants had put the IED in a mobile phone and the antenna was planted on the roadside near village Dalogra on the Rajouri-Poonch road to target security forces convoy.
However, an Army’s road opening party noticed it in the morning and immediately informed the local police.
The vehicular traffic on the road was immediately stopped and a bomb disposal squad called in which defused the IED after three hours.
Police also rushed to the spot. The Jammu-Rajouri highway remained closed for hours.
However, police said that it was too early to substantiate the claims being made by the army. “We are investigating the matter but it is too early to comment on the recovery,” Superintendent of police, Rajouri, Mubassir Latiffi said.
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