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30 kg IED detected on Srinagar outskirts: Army

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Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have averted a major militant attack by detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing around 30 kg at Tangpora Bandh on the outskirts of Srinagar in central Kashmir last evening.

An army handout said the IED was detected by Explosive Detection Dog during a search operation by Ganderbal based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, police and CRPF in general area Tangpora at around 1800hrs Monday following a specific input.

The search operation led to the recovery of an IED weighing approximately 30 kg near Tangpora Bandh which is just 700 mtrs away from National Highway, army said.

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