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Unclaimed bag on Sgr-Jmu highway sparks panic

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Ramban: An unclaimed bag found lying on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Ramban district on Wednesday afternoon sparked a security scare and prompted authorities to suspend vehicular traffic for over an hour, officials said.

They said the bag was found lying near Cafeteria Morh on the 270-km highway.

The bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were pressed into service. It was found that the bag contained clothes and had apparently fallen out of a vehicle on the highway, the officials said.

The highway was reopened for traffic after over an hour. Efforts are on to identify the owner of the bag so that it can be returned, they said.

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