Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

Kashmir police found IED on Srinagar highway today No damage reported

Official sources said that a Road Opening Party (ROP) of security forces noticed an IED planted on main road in the city outskirts.

"During the operation, services of dog squad and bomb squad were also pressed into service". The Bomb disposal unit reached the spot to disable the armed device.

He said a group of youth took to streets and started pelting stones on the security forces in the area where an IED was detected and defused earlier this morning.

Traffic movement on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway was disrupted after the explosive was found.

Later, the traffic movement was restored on the highway.


Last week, four policemen were killed in an IED explosion in Sopore.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident two persons were injured in army firing in the same area.

In the evening, the Army opened fire on a vehicle near Shalteng.

"One has received injury on hand and another on thigh", Ismail said.

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