Major tragedy averted; IED detected, defused in Tral

Monday, 7 June 2021 (17:20 IST)
Srinagar: Security forces on Monday averted a major tragedy by detecting and defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

Official sources said that an IED was detected near Saimu area in Tral on Monday. “A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was immediately called,” they said, adding that the IED, weighing about 6 kg, was later defused without causing any damage or loss to life.

The area has been cordoned off and investigation has been initiated to identity and nab the militants responsible for planting the IED.

The incident comes a day after seven people were injured in a grenade attack on security forces by militants near Bus Stand Tral on Sunday.

Militants have upped the ante at security forces during the last about a fortnight in the valley, particularly in south Kashmir, where few IED were defused while BJP municipal councillor was killed last week in Tral.

Last week, security forces averted a major tragedy after they detected and defused a low intensity IED at Chanapora in uptown Srinagar. (UNI)

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