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Army trains school kids to identify IEDS in J&K

With a view to ensure safe living for the people of J&K, the Army begins training school children to identify explosive devices.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2008 15:11 IST

With a view to ensure safe living for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army has started training school children on how to identify explosive devices and save their lives.

'Romeo Force', Army's counter insurgency group, has organised workshops in the remote areas of Poonch district for students of class 10th and 12th to train them on how to identify various explosive devices and undertake safety measures to save lives, defence sources told PTI here.

A variety of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS), landmines, grenades made by militants to trigger blast were on display at the workshops, in which over 200 students from various school of Poonch district participated, they said.

They said IEDS fitted with radio set, gas cylinder, tiffin, pressure cooker, cycle and mobile were displayed in these workshops. Several tactics to save lives from these IEDS during blast were also shown, they added.

As many as 14 school children have lost their lives in IEDS blasts in Poonch district during last one year and 37 students were handicapped.