5-kg IED found along banks of Dal Lake, defused

A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was on Thursday found along the banks of Dal Lake, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Kashmir valley, police said.

Updated: Jun 30, 2011, 14:46 PM IST

Srinagar: A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was on Thursday found along the banks of Dal Lake, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Kashmir
valley, police said.

The 5 kg IED, placed inside a steel container, was planted by suspected militants near a wine shop outside a hotel along Boulevard road in Dalgate area of the city, they said.

The device was noticed by the locals, who informed the police.
The IED was later defused by the bomb disposal squad.

PTI