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Security forces defuse two powerful IEDs

india Updated: Jul 18, 2010 19:34 IST
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Two powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were defused by security forces on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla and Anantnag districts.

An IED, weighing 12 kg, was planted by militants under a culvert at Harithrath near Pattan, 27 kms from Srinagar, on Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police detected the IED which was concealed in a tin box at around 8.50 am, he said, adding it was later defused by bomb disposal squad.

Troops of 34 Rashtriya Rifles also detected a powerful IED, planted on the main road, at village Manznoo, 65 kms from Srinagar in Anantnag district, the spokesman said, adding the IED was later detonated by bomb disposal squad at an open field.

Meanwhile, one person was injured today when he stepped on a landmine in a village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector of Baramulla district.

Munir Ahmad Khatana accidentally stepped on the landmine at village Churanda, 140 kms from Srinagar, this morning, police said.