Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

Security forces defuse IED in J-K confirms Rajesh Kumar Commanding Officer

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

Traffic on the highway was disrupted for some time in the morning when security forces found the IED at a busy crossing on the periphery of Srinagar.

"During the operation, services of dog squad and bomb squad were also pressed into service".

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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Later, the traffic movement was restored on the highway.

Recently, four policemen were killed in a powerful IED explosion in Sopore town in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Two persons were injured. "When it failed to stop, army men opened fire in which two persons were injured". "However, he was let off".

SSP Srinagar City Imtiaz Ismail Parray said that a case has been registered and further investigations are going on.

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