Security forces on Thursday claimed to have averted a major tragedy by defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Quoting official sources, that the IED weighing about 5 kg was detected by 50 RR, 183 Battalion of CRPF and SOG near the graveyard of village Wanpora in Pulwama.
It was later destroyed by the bomb disposal squad of the security forces, an official said.
A Police officer confirmed that an IED was recovered and later destroyed. A case under relevant sections of law is being registered in this regard and further investigation is on, he added.
Overnight Shopian operation called off after militants escape
The overnight military operation in Nowgam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district was called off on Thursday morning as militants, believed to be two in number, managed to escape, reports said.
Two army soldiers were injured in the initial exchange of fire in the encounter that broke out on Wednesday evening shortly after security forces cordoned off the area following a tip-off about the presence of militants there.
Today, massive searches were launched at the first light in the morning, however, no militant was found the present following which the joint cordon-and-search-operation launched by police and army was called off.
A top police officer said that the militants “possibly escaped in the initial phase of the encounter in which two soldiers were critically injured”.
The officer said that intelligence inputs suggested the presence of two militants including a foreigner in the area.
J&K: Unidentified person killed, SPO critically wounded in train accident
On Wednesday, an unidentified person was killed, and a special police officer (SPO) was critically wounded in a train accident in the Kakapora area of the Pulwama district.
An official told the news agency that an unidentified person was hit by the speedy train who died on Kakapora. An SPO identified as Shabir Ahmed, while trying to save the unknown person, was also hit and critically wounded.
“The injured SPO was critically wounded and is being treated at SMHS hospital,” a doctor said, adding that his condition is very bad.
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