Jammu & Kashmir

IED detected, destroyed in Srinagar’s Lawaypora: Officials

Armed forces conduct searches in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: Armed forces on Wednesday detected and destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted in a gas cylinder at Lawaypora, Srinagar, officials said.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that a joint team of armed personnel comprising 2 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police police found a gas cylinder with the concealed IED at Lawapora area of Srinagar outskirts.

He added that the prompt action of armed forces averted a potential disaster by destroying the IED.

The nature of the suspicious object is being ascertained, said another official.

Meanwhile, traffic has been resumed on the highway, which was earlier suspended for precautionary measures.

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