IED defused

Kupwara, June 18: Security forces Saturday morning detected and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Panditpora crossing along the Baramulla-Handwara highway.

A police official said that a Road Opening Party (ROP) of the Army detected a suspicious device along the roadside near Panditpora crossing following which traffic movement was suspended immediately to thwart any human loss.


He said that a police party rushed to the spot and called a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS).

“Later the explosive was blasted without causing any damage and the traffic movement was restored,” he said.

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