Major incident averted as IED detected near airport in central Kashmir’s Budgam

The IED was detected during a search operation after which a bomb disposal squad was summoned and the device was destroyed.
Major incident averted as IED detected near airport in central Kashmir’s Budgam
The IED was detected by a joint team of Army and police during a search operation. [Image for representational purpose only]Mubashir Khan/GK File

Srinagar, Sep 21: Security forces averted a major incident with the timely detection of an improvised explosive device in high security Gogo area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday.

The area is close to several sensitive defence and civilian installations, including Srinagar airport, Technical airport, headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry of the Army.

The Army and police had launched a cordon and search operation in Gogo area Monday night following information about possible subversive activities there, they said.

According to the officials, the improvised explosive device (IED) was detected during the search operation. A bomb disposal squad was summoned and the device was destroyed.

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