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Pulwama attack anniversary: Police says 7-kg IED detected in Jammu bus stand

The Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday claimed to have detected a seven-kilogram Improvised Explosive Device near the crowded general bus stand area in Jammu city. The development comes on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama attack.

The device was detected acting on specific information, the officials said. Some reports say a man from Pulwama has also been arrested but there were no other details available yet.

The IED recovery comes close on the heels of the arrest of two top militants from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba district.

Zahoor Ahmad Rather, a top militant of The Resistance Front (TRF) who was wanted in connection with the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in south Kashmir last year, was arrested in Bari Brahmana area of Samba on Saturday.

Earlier on February 6, self-styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM), Hidayatullah Malik, alias “Hasnain”, was held from the Kunjwani area of Jammu.

Malik, reports say had carried out a reccee of the of office of India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and had shot a video of the area which he hand then forwarded to his handlers allegedly in Pakistan.

Two years ago on this day, an attack on a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama, resulted in the death of 40 Indian paramilitary troopers.

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