IED detected, destroyed in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Security forces averted a major tragedy on Wednesday with the timely detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants along the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla road was suspended temporarily after a gas cylinder was detected by the roadside at Lawaypora on the busy highway during routine patrolling by security forces in the morning, they said.

A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot which destroyed the suspected IED through a controlled explosion without causing any damage, they said.

The traffic has been restored on the road. — (PTI)