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IED Found Along Highway In Jammu, Defused

The site was cordoned off and an investigation into the matter was underway, the spokesperson said.

Bomb Disposal Squad member disposing off Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Representational Image PTI

An improvised explosive device (IED), planted along a highway on the outskirts of Jammu by suspected terrorists, 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 terrorists 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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