Security forces defuse two powerful IEDs in J&K

Last Updated: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 19:28

Srinagar: Two powerful Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs) were defused by security forces in
Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla and Anantnag districts.

An IED, weighing 12 kg, was planted by militants under
a culvert at Harithrath near Pattan, 27 kms from here, on
Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police detected the IED which was
concealed in a tin box at around 8.50 am, he said, adding it
was later defused by bomb disposal squad.

Troops of 34 Rashtriya Rifles also detected a powerful
IED, planted on the main road, at village Manznoo, 65 kms from
here in Anantnag district, the spokesman said, adding the IED
was later detonated by bomb disposal squad at an open field.

Meanwhile, one person was injured today when he
stepped on a landmine in a village near the Line of Control
(LoC) in Uri Sector of Baramulla district.

Munir Ahmad Khatana accidentally stepped on the
landmine at village Churanda, 140 kms from here, this morning,
police said.


First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 19:28

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