Terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims foiled

The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday foiled a terror plot to attack pilgrims undertaking Amarnath yatra, reports said.

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2011, 16:38 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Jammu: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday foiled a terror plot to attack pilgrims undertaking Amarnath yatra.

CRPF personnel defused three IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that were kept in a bus.

The incident occurred in Kazikund on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway when a bus with around 45 Amarnath pilgrims was returning to Jammu.
The bus conductor noticed some suspicious bags and immediately alerted the security officials. The area was immediately cordoned off by CRPF personnel and a bomb squad was called in.

The IEDs were placed inside three pressure cookers and were remote controlled. It is suspected that RDX was used to make the three bombs.