Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said.
The IED was found in HMT area of Srinagar on Saturday morning, the official said. The official said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted. A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot, which defused the explosive device, the official said.
On January 6, four policemen were killed in an IED blast in Sopore township of north Kashmir.