Security forces detect, defuse six hand grenades along highway in Srinagar

Security forces detect, defuse six hand grenades along highway in Srinagar

Security personnel stand guard in Srinagar. file photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 13

Averting a major terror attack, the security forces today defused six hand grenades placed by militants on the busy Parimpora-Panthachowk axis of the National Highway-44 in Srinagar.

A senior security official said, “During a routine road opening exercise along the NH-44, alert troopers of the 73 Battalion of the CRPF found six Chinese grenades in a sandbag placed on a divider of the road.” He went on to add that the troops averted a major incident on the busy highway.

“Since there was a lot of rush on the highway, the grenades were not defused at the site. These were handed over to the police for disposal,” sources said.

The official said the stretch where the grenades were found is used by security forces to reach places in remote border districts, including Kupwara and Bandipora. The road is also used to reach Ladakh.

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