Security forces on Saturday detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the outskirts of the city on Srinagar-Baramulla road, police said.
A patrol party of CRPF noticed a bag under a culvert at Lawaypora on Srinagar-Baramulla Highway and immediately called for a bomb disposal squad, a police official said.
He said the IED, fitted with a rocket, was destroyed in the nearby open fields. Due to the controlled explosion, there was no damage done.
“A major tragedy was averted with the timely detection of the IED as the Srinagar-Baramulla road is always busy and used by civilians and security forces alike,” the official said.
Meanwhile, security forces recovered two mortar shells, concealed in a gunny bag, at Brakpora in south Kashmir Anantnag district, the official said.
He said the bomb disposal squad had been rushed to the spot.