Jammu & Kashmir

IED-like object detected, destroyed in Baramulla

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Baramulla. [FPK Photo/ Zainab]

Pattan: A bomb disposal squad (BDS) defused a suspicious object likely an improvised explosive Device (IED) after it was detected by forces in Pattan area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

Officials said that a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army’s 29 Rashtriya Rifles, Police and SSB detected a suspicious object likely IED on Srinagar-Baramulla highway at Hanjivera in Pattan.

Shortly after the detection of the object, traffic was halted and the movement of people was restricted, they said. They added that a BDD was rushed to the spot which destroyed it without causing any harm.

Meanwhile, a case under the relevant sections of law in this regard has been registered in local police Station and investigation has been set into motion, officials further added. (KNO)

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