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5-kg IED found and destroyed on Pulwama-Srinagar road after tip-off: Police

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”.

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