Major tragedy averted, 5 kg IED recovered in JK

A major tragedy was averted when security forces detected and defused a powerful five kg IED planted by militants.

Srinagar: A major tragedy was on Thursday averted
when security forces detected and defused a powerful five kg
IED planted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara
district, officials said.

A patrol party detected the pressure cooker IED planted
by the ultras at Lassipora on Kupwara-Sogam road, 105 km from
here, they said.

The device was destroyed in the nearby fields by a bomb
disposal squad, the officials said, adding that the explosive
was planted apparently to target the security forces convoys,
which pass through the area every morning.

PTI

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