IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road defused

BK News Desk/Srinagar
January 14, 2018 TOP STORIES 335 Views
IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road defused

Security forces averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in the city outskirts on Srinagar-Baramulla road on Saturday, when separatists had called for a general strike against killing of civilians in the valley.
Traffic on the Srinagar to north Kashmir highway has been now been restored after remaining suspended for several hours as a precautionary measure following detection of IED.
Official sources said that a Road Opening Party (ROP) of security forces noticed an IED planted on main road in the city outskirts. The area was immediately sealed and traffic suspended as a precautionary measure. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into service.
Since it was early in the morning besides strike called by separatists, not much traffic was on the road, they said adding traffic has been diverted through Zainakote.
The BDS defused the IED and traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla highway has been restored now. However, additional security forces and state police personnel remained deployed on the highway to prevent any stone pelting in view of the strike call, they said.
Local residents said over phone that there was a loud blast, sound of which was heard in the area when BDS defused the IED.

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