Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday averted a major tragedy after they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device in Newa area of District Srinagar.

According to officials, they were acting on a specific intelligence input that terrorists have planted an IED on newa sringar road in Wanpora.

“Asearch operation was launched jointly by pulwama police, 50RR and 183 bn CRPF. During search on IED was found planted roadside. The IED weighed approx 5 kgs and was assembled in a container, ” an official said.

Bomb disposal team of police and army destroyed the IED on spot through controlled detonation.

In this regard case has been registered and investigation taken up.

“Few suspects have been picked up for questioning. With the timely action a major tragedy has been averted,” he said.

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