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J&K: Security forces foil major tragedy; IED detected, defused on Srinagar airport road

The J&K police along with CRPF personnel thwarted a possible danger in the valley region by recovering 6 KG IED from the airport area of Srinagar district.

J-K Security forces foil major tragedy; IED detected, defused on Srinagar airport road-dnm
Srinagar, First Published Sep 21, 2021, 11:28 AM IST
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With another timely recovery of a 6 KG Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Srinagar, the Jammu and Kashmir Security Forces averted a major tragedy in an area close to Srinagar airport.

The IED was planted close to several sensitive defence and civilian installations, including Srinagar airport, Technical airport, headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry of the Army.

The Army and police had launched a cordon and search operation in the Gogo area Monday night following information about possible subversive activities there, officials said.

The improvised explosive device (IED) was detected during the search operation, according to the officials. A bomb disposal squad was summoned, and the device was destroyed.

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A case has also been registered under relevant sections of the IPC.

Air traffic was not affected, and fights operated this morning at the airport normally, official sources told news agency UNI.

Later, the IED weighing about six Kg’s was found in the container by the BDS. The IED was defused without causing any damage, they said.

Meanwhile, security forces have collected CCTV footage of the entire area, they said.

Earlier on September 5, the security forces in J&K's Srinagar district detected and defused an IED. According to the police, the recovery was made by the roadside in Hamdania colony in Bemina outskirts area of Srinagar city. The bomb disposal squad without causing any damage had diffused the bomb on time.

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