Indian Army averts major 3-cylinder IED attack on Srinagar-Kupwara Highway

Indian Army averts major IED attack on Srinagar-Kupwara Highway

Anwesha Mitra
First Published13 Oct 2023, 07:28 PM IST
Police said the two terrorists were active in south Kashmir and were involved in series of attacks and killings.
Police said the two terrorists were active in south Kashmir and were involved in series of attacks and killings. (HT File Photo)

The Indian Army averted a major IED attack on the Srinagar-Kupwara Highway on Friday. Officials said that the high-powered explosives had been found planted near Langait in Kupwara district at around 8:00 am. It was spotted by an alert Army road opening party and later detonated in a controlled manner. 

“Almost 1000 civil vehicles and 200 defence vehicles crossed the spot where IED was planted. The IED was detected by the column of an Air Defence Unit present in the area,” the Army said.

The suspicious objects had been connected to three 10-kilogram LPG cylinders.

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“Recognising the potential danger, the security forces acted promptly to assess and mitigate the threat. At around 1030 hours, the joint team of 30 Rashtriya Rifles and Handwara Police safely detonated the suspicious cylinders,” Jammu and Kashmir Police stated in an official release.

Subsequent probe and examination of the cylinders revealed that it contained urea – a non-lethal substance. 

 

(With inputs from agencies)

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