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IED detected at Shrinagar-Muzaffarabad road

A major tragedy was averted as security forces detected an improvised explosive device allegedly planted by militants on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road at Pattan in Baramulla district, official sources said

india Updated: Dec 11, 2008 16:38 IST

A major tragedy was averted as security forces on Thursday detected an improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by militants on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road at Pattan in Baramulla district hours before the departure of Karavaan-e-Aman, official sources said.

The IED was detected on the highway at Pattan town by a road opening party of the security forces a few hours before Karavaan-e-Aman, the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus, was scheduled to depart, they said.

A bomb disposal squad of the police, which was rushed to the spot, defused the IED.

The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus, which runs across the line of control between the divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir, operates every Thursday.