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J-K: BSF Defuses Explosive Device In Baramulla

The IED was detected on the Baramulla-Handwara highway, which is used by the army and border security force to take supplies to the frontiers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir): The Border Security Force (BSF) has detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The IED was detected on the Baramulla-Handwara highway.

The IED was detected on the Baramulla-Handwara highway, which is used by the army and border security force to take supplies to the frontiers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials said that the IED was aimed at targeting security force convoys.

An army spokesperson said, “A suspected IED was detected on national highway 701 between Chaklu-Tragpura in Rafiabad, Baramulla by the Road Opening Party of BSF. Traffic including army convoys were halted for safety reasons. A bomb disposal team from the Army Camp, Langait was moved to location. IED was destroyed in-situ,” he said.

“Alert and vigilant troops of 143Bn @BSF_Kashmir detected IED at Baramulla- Handwara road at Kashmir during the ROP. Bomb Disposal team called by BSF to defuse the IED for secure passage of the traffic,” the BSF tweeted on Thursday. More details in the matter are awaited.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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