Security Forces Defuse IED, Avert Major Tragedy

Security Forces Defuse IED, Avert Major Tragedy

Two persons were injured on Saturday when security forces fired on a group of protesters in the outskirts of Srinagar, police said.

Traffic on the highway was disrupted for some time in the morning when security forces found the IED at a busy crossing on the periphery of Srinagar.

Security personnel on Srinagar-Baramulla highway. "The engineering squad of the army then defused the bomb", Rajesh Kumar, Commanding Officer told ANI in an interview. The official said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted.

The official said that a major tragedy was averted by the forces by defusing the IED.

Last week, four policemen were killed in an IED explosion in Sopore. Officials said both were stable, adding that the vehicle did not stop at the checking point when it was asked to stop by Armymen. "When it failed to stop, army men opened fire in which two persons were injured".

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