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IED spotted in Bandipora; bomb disposal squad called in

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An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered by security personnel on the Bandipora-Sopore route between the villages of Badyara and Kanbathi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, authorities said on Saturday.

They said that as a precaution, the Bomb Disposal Squad had been contacted and traffic had been stopped. More information is awaited.

The security forces stopped a terrorist attack earlier on October 8 by finding three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and sticky bombs in the Billawer neighbourhood of the Kathua district.

Police further claimed that the discovery of a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist detained in Kathua on October 2 led to the recovery.

While speaking to the media, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua, RC Kotwal said “On the tight interrogation and disclosure of arrested former terrorist Zakir Hussain Bhat, resident of Malad Billawer, Kathua has recovered the high explosive as three Sticky Bomb, three detonators, a remote control, and allied material used for explosive.”

Kathua SSP said that by recovering these items, the police were able to prevent a serious catastrophe from occurring.

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