Srinagar: A timely detection of three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other arms and ammunition by the army late Saturday averted a major tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district.
"A search party of the army operating in the Warson area, five kilometres from Trehgam town (Kupwara), detected three IEDs in the hollow trunk of a tree along with other war-like stores in Gazrial Forest near Khazan Mati Ridge," said a defence spokesman.
It resulted in the recovery of three IEDs, two weighing five kilogrammes and the third weighing a kilogramme along with three mortar bombs.
"Also, three UBGL grenades, 61 rounds of AK-47 and one Chinese pistol with magazine. The IEDs were kept in readiness to be used with complete circuitry were found," the official added.