Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that it recovered six kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Srinagar which was meant to target the security forces along the national highway.
The recovery was made on a technical input. “Srinagar police on technical inputs arrested one person namely Zahid Ahmad Mir of Aripanath Beerwah Budgam.
During examination he disclosed having hidden IED material. He led the police team and caused recovery of P3 type explosive material (weighing approximately 6 kg), one electric detonator and around 500 gms of ball bearings & nails. These Ball bearings & nails were to be used as projectiles/shrapnels during blast,” a police spokesman said.
He said the explosive substance was recovered near Sham Lal petrol pump located on national highway. “The explosive substance recovered was meant for the manufacture of IEDs, so as to target the Security forces deployed on the National Highway,” he said.
In this regards a case has been registered at Batmaloo Police Station. (UNI)