Detention of IED averts tragedy on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Timely detection of an improvised explosive device by the security forces on Saturday averted a major tragedy on the busy Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway.

“A road opening party (ROP) of the security forces detected an IED planted under a culvert on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway in Lawaypora area of Srinagar district on Saturday,” a senior police official told IANS.

“The IED has been defused through a controlled explosion thereby averting a major tragedy on the busy road,” police said.

“Traffic on the highway has been resumed now.”

 

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