Sinagar: The security forces on Monday averted a major tragedy by detecting and defusing two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at separate places in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Official sources said that inputs were received that militants were planning to carry out IED attacks in Awantipora in Pulwama. “Acting swiftly, security forces detected an IED in an orchard in village Panzgam in Pulwama on Monday morning,” they said.
“A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was immediately called,” they said, adding the IED was later defused without causing any damage or loss to life.
They said another IED was also detected and defused in Awantipora, Pulwama. “These areas have been cordoned off and investigations have been initiated to identify and nab the militants responsible for planting the IEDs,” they added. (UNI)