Army on Tuesday claimed to have averted a major militant attack by detecting a 30 kg IED at Tengpora area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
In a statement issued, defence spokesman said that, security forces averted a major militant attack after explosive detection dog detected a 30 kg power IED at Tenpora Bund in Srinagar.
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“Based on the specific inputs, a search operation was launched by Ganderbal based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, JKP and CRPF in general area Tenpora. Search operation led to recovery of an IED weighing 30 Kgs near Tangpora Band which is just 700 meters away from National Highway. The IED was safely destroyed in-situ by Army Bomb Squad. The timely recovery thwarted the design of militants to destabilize the security situation in the valley,” the defence spokesman said.
The spokesman further said that IED was detected by the explosive detection dog and thereby a major militant attack was foiled.