Security forces destroy suspected IED found in J-K’s Nowgam

Suspicious object was found by CRPF personnel on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway near Nowgam

Security forces destroy suspected IED found in J-K’s Nowgam

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Srinagar, February 22

Security forces destroyed a suspected object, believed to be an IED, found by a patrol party on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway near Nowgam area of the city on Monday, police said.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, patrolling the Srinagar-Baramulla highway, found a tin can by the busy roadside at Nowgam, a police official said.

He said the traffic along the arterial road connecting the Valley’s north to south had to be stopped for nearly 30 minutes and a bomb disposal squad summoned to check the tin can for any explosives.

The bomb disposal squad later destroyed the suspicious object in an open field without causing any damage, the official said. PTI

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