IED planted by militants diffused in south Kashmir’s Pulwama: Police

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Pulwama: Police on Friday claimed to have detected and diffused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants along the Shopian-Pulwama road.

Government forces during routine patrolling detected an IED planed by militants on Shopian-Pulwama road near Nikas this afternoon, a police official told Kashmir Reader.

He said the IED weighing 5-7 kg was planted in a gas cylinder and would have caused huge damage if not detected timely by the forces.

SSP Pulwama, Chandan Kohli told Kashmir Reader that the IED was diffused without causing any damage to life or property.