Srinagar: Two days ahead of polling for the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir, the army on Monday claimed to have recovered seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Tangdhar area of the constituency.
“Army troops recovered seven improvised explosive devices in frontier area of Tangdhar in Kupwara district of north Kashmir,” an army spokesman said here.
“The army had launched a search operation following a series of intelligence inputs that militants were planning to disrupt polling in Tangdhar,” the spokesman said.
“A search operation was launched around Tod and Gabra villages on Sunday. The operation resumed Monday and seven IEDs hidden in a hollow tree trunk near Gabra village were recovered,” he said.
In a joint operation, the army and the police had claimed to have recovered eight pistols along with eight magazines and 32 rounds of ammunition yesterday in Bandipora district, which also forms part of the Baramulla constituency.
“These recoveries assume importance as the final round of general elections in Kashmir is scheduled to be held on May 7,” the spokesman said.