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J-K: Security forces recover 5-kg IED in Poonch

The IED was recovered on the Loran-Mand road.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2017 22:49 IST
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The security forces on Tuesday foiled a terrorist plan to engineer a blast as they recovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 5 kg in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.

During the area domination exercise conducted jointly by the army and the police in Loran-Mandi in Poonch district, an IED weighing 5 Kgs was recovered, a police officer said.

Traffic on Loran Mandi road was suspended and the IED defused, he said.

The IED was recovered on the Loran-Mand road just a few days ahead of the commencement of the annual ‘Buddha Amarnath yatra’ to a mountainous shrine of Lord Shiva in the Poonch district. The pilgrimage will begin from July 28.