Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has deputed a 14 member team to Tamil Nadu Commando school to get training on disposal of IEDs, a senior police officer said Saturday.
The four-month training will conclude on December 8, he said.
The team includes two head constables, five special grade constables and seven constables, he said.
“Now IEDs are back in J-K. IEDs are the new threat. Last year there were very few IED incidents, but now they have reappeared,” Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar had said earlier.
This year, there have already been 14 improvised explosive device (IED) incidents in Kashmir, besides seven instances wherein the devices were detected.
On January 6 this year, four policemen on patrol duty were killed in an IED blast by militants in a market in Sopore township, the first major IED attack in Kashmir since 2015.