Security forces on Saturday morning defused an improvised explosive device (IED), planted on the roadside along Baramulla – Srinagar highway near Putkha area of Baramulla district.
Quoting a senior police officer, a local news agency KNO reported that the security forces detected the explosive device on a roadside following which a bomb disposal squad (BDS) was informed.
“The device was destroyed through a controlled mechanism by the bomb squad,” the officer said.
Police temporarily halted traffic movement on the highway as a precaution. It has been restored now. A case has been registered and police have started the investigation.
This is after a long time that militants have started using IEDs again in Kashmir Valley.