30 kg IED defused by security forces in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 20(KNS): A major militant attack was averted by security forces when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected by Explosive Detection Dog at Tangpura Bandh on the outskirts of Srinagar in Central Kashmir yesterday evening. 

In a statement issued to Kashmir News service (KNS), the police said that based on the specific inputs, search operation was launched by Ganderbal based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, JKP and CRPF in general area Tangpura on 19 July 2021 at around 1800hr. 

It said that search operation lead to recovery of an IED weighing Appx 30 Kgs near Tangpura Bandh which is just 700 mtrs away from National Highway. The IED was safely destroyed in-situ by Army Bomb Squad today morning.

Police futher said that the timely recovery thwarted the nefarious design of militants and their supporters to destabilize the security situation in the valley.(KNS).

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