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IED detected, destroyed in Kupwara

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Srinagar: Security forces on Monday morning detected an improvised explosive device (IED) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district which was later destroyed, police said.

A joint patrolling party of the forces detected the IED concealed in a sand bag on the Sopore-Kupwara road in the Drugmulla area, a police official said.

“The IED was apparently planted by militants to target security personnel who frequently use the road,” he said.

“A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot which destroyed the IED workout causing any damage,” the official added.

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