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IED found along highway in Jammu, defused

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Jammu: An improvised explosive device (IED), planted along a highway on the outskirts of Jammu, was detected and defused on Thursday, officials said.

A police team reached the spot following information regarding a suspicious object found alongside the highway in the Sidhra area.

A police spokesperson said an explosive device was found there. The site was cordoned off and the device was destroyed through a controlled mechanism by the bomb squad.

An investigation into the matter was underway, the spokesperson said.

The recovery of the IED came days after two Pakistani militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jalalabad on the outskirts of Jammu on Friday. A CISF officer was killed and nine security personnel were injured in the gunfight.

On Sunday, a powerful blast took place creating a big crater in Bishnah, about 17 km from Palli where Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended an event on that day.

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