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Bid to target troops, VIPs foiled in J&K

Security forces detect and defuse a powerful car bomb on the sensitive airport road at Haiderpora in Srinagar.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 12:51 IST

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.