Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday defused an improvised explosive device found in a bucket in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.
The IED was found on Pulwama-Sirnoo road in the south Kashmir district and a bomb disposal squad defused it, the official said.
Security has been tightened in the valley, including in parts of Pulwama district, after Joint Resistant Leadership (JRL) had called for a strike today on the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Restrictions were imposed in Pulwama and Tral townships.
On Saturday, militants hurled a grenade towards a CRPF camp in Kakapora area of the district. A police official said no casualty was reported due to the explosion.