Armed forces on Thursday recovered and destroyed an improvised explosive device in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Acting on a specific intelligence input that militants have planted an IED on the Newa-Srinagar road in Wanpora area of the south Kashmir district, a search operation was launched by the forces, a police official said.
During the searches, the IED was found planted on the roadside, he said.
The IED weighed approx five kgs and was assembled in a container, the official said.
He said a bomb disposal team of police and army destroyed the IED on the spot through a controlled detonation.
A case has been registered and investigation was taken up, the official said, adding, with the timely action, a “major tragedy has been averted”.