Two IEDs recovered from Handwara forests: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Police on Monday claimed to have recovered two Improvised Explosive Device in Wodhpura forest area of Handwara in North Kashmir.

Police in a statement said, Army in a Joint operation with Handwara Police recovered two IEDs from Wodhpura Ridge near NH 701 early morning on 17 Jul 2023. Based on information from a reliable source, Indian Army and Handwara Police launched a swift and well coordinated Search and Destruction Operation (SADO) Wodhpura forest in wee hours today.

The statement said, The operation resulted in the recovery of two sophisticated IEDs of approximately 5 and 7 kgs, concealed in the jungle area. The team immediately cordoned off the area.

The positive identification of IED was carried out by Indian Army’s highly trained Explosive detection team equipped with Explosive detectors and Army dog, the statement said.

Further, the bomb disposal team executed a controlled detonation of IEDs, rendering them safe. A thorough search operation resumed by personnel of Indian Army and Handwara Police in the general area of Wodhpura forest for any more IEDs or hiding militants, the statement said. — (KIMS)