IED detected near Srinagar, bomb disposal unit reaches spot

Republic Day Security forces on heightened alert in Srinagar

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The official said that a major tragedy was averted by the forces by defusing the IED. Attending doctors said their condition is stable.

"The bomb, apparently a mortar fired by Pakistan during cross-border shelling in the recent past, had remained unexploded and undetected", the officer added.

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An official said that the IED weighing almost five kilograms was planted by the militants in HMT area of Srinagar.

Personnel of the 44 Battalion of the CRPF found an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the HMT areas of Srinagar. The engineering squad of the army defused the device at 11 am, police said.

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Recently, four policemen were killed in a powerful IED explosion in Sopore town in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

"Army has said that they had inputs about movement of militants in the area".

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