After Jammu, sticky bombs surface in Kashmir Valley

Security forces in the Kashmir Valley recovered three magnetic sticky bombs from a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative in North Kashmir’s Sopore area.

The suspect has been identified as Saqib Shakeel Dar. He was apprehended in a joint operation by security forces. Dar had hidden the bombs at Chak Barat Orchards.

The security forces launched a search of the orchards to recover three IEDs and seven detonators.

Sticky bomb is the short name for Magnetic Improvised Explosive Devices. They are stuck to vehicles, timed to blow up and destroy the vehicle, killing the passengers.

During the Amarnath yatra, the magnetic IEDs emerged as a huge threat to the safety of the yatris. The Jammu and Kashmir police advised people across the Union Territory to thoroughly check their vehicles for any foreign object before starting them.

This is for the first time that any sticky bomb was recovered in the Valley. They were previously recovered in the Jammu region.