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Mortar shell found in Jammu market, defused

A tragedy was averted in Jammu after a mortar shell found near a shopping complex was defused by the army, police said on Friday.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2015 15:37 IST

A tragedy was averted in Jammu after a mortar shell found near a shopping complex was defused by the army, police said on Friday.

“The 81-mm mortar shell used by the army was recovered from a drain near a shopping complex in Shankar Nagar on Thursday evening,” a police official said.

"19 Grenadiers was informed and the shell was removed and destroyed at Sunjwan,” he said, adding that investigation was on to ascertain how a mortar shell used by the army reached the civilian area.

“It seems that the bomb might have been washed away by Thursday’s flooding in the area,” he said.