Security forces detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) late on Tuesday night, foiling a bid by terrorists to target security forces and other VIPs at Srinagar airport road.
Official sources said that terrorists had planted a 20 kg IED in a car, parked at Pirbagh, Hyderpora to target security forces and VIP.
However, a patrol, noticing the abandoned vehicle, immediately informed the bomb disposal squad.
The IED, kept in a pressure cooker, was taken to Tangpora bypass and defused in an open field.
Terrorists have been targeting security force vehicles lately by triggering car bomb blasts in the valley.