A tragedy was averted with the timely detection of a 2.4 kg improvised explosive device (IED) fitted on a motorcycle in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district, a police officer said on Sunday.
The IED was found planted along Gohlad Reelan-Mendhar Road by a police party on Saturday and was destroyed in a controlled explosion by the bomb disposal squad on Sunday, Poonch SSP Ramesh Angral said.
Quoting preliminary investigation, the officer said the IED along with the motorcycle was left behind by a suspected terrorist who had likely fled towads the nearby forest area.
A joint search operation by the police and the Army is underway after the area was cordoned off to nab him, the SSP said. PTI
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