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Security forces defuse 5-kg IED on Srinagar-Baramulla highway

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Security forces today defused an (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-highway, a said.

The IED was found in area of this morning, the said.

The said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted. A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot, which defused the explosive device, the official said.

Militants often trigger IED blasts to target security forces in the region. On January 6, four policemen were killed in an IED blast in Sopore township of north

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 13:55 IST