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IED detected in Pulwama, suspects detained for questioning: Police

A deployment of armed forces personnel in south Kashmir's Pulwama. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Armed forces on Thursday detected and destroyed 5 kilograms of an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in Wanpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police in a statement said that acting on specific intelligence that militants have planted an IED on Newa, Pulwama—Srinagar road in Wanpora, a search operation was launched jointly by Pulwama police, 50RR and 183 battalion of CRPF.

“During the search, one IED was found planted roadside. The IED weighed approx 5 kilograms and was assembled in a container. Bomb disposal team of police and army destroyed the IED on spot through controlled detonation,” the official said.

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