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Army destroys IED in Srinagar, averts tragedy

PTI  Srinagar, May 12, 2013
First Published: 17:26 IST(12/5/2013) | Last Updated: 15:17 IST(13/5/2013)

A major tragedy was averted on Sunday when Army detected and destroyed an improvised explosive device planted by militants in Handwara area of north Kashmir Kupwara district.

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Troops of 47 Rashtriya Rifles detected the 15-kilogram IED planted by suspected militants but the roadside in Handwara, 85 kms from here, this morning, officials said.

They said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the explosive was destroyed through a controlled explosion.

This is the second IED detected by militants in the past fortnight. A five-kg IED was detected and destroyed by army at Shalteng on Srinagar-Baramulla road.

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