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IED stands diffused, traffic has been restored in the area: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

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(Asian News Hub) – An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was spotted early this morning on Pantha-Chowk-Nowgam road stretch in Srinagar was diffused successfully by the bomb disposal squad after which traffic was resumed on the road, officials said.

The train services that started after a gap of 11 months also resumed normally. A police official told news agency— KNO, that a an IED was planted on the Pantha Chowk-Nowgam road, a few hundred meters away from the Nowgam Railway station near a bridge. “The object was spotted by the Road Opening Party (RoP) and the police team early this morning after which the BDS was called to check the object that turned out be the IED fitted in a tin box,” the official said.

He said as a precautionary measure, traffic was stopped on the road stretch and the BDS checked the object and later defused it successfully. “The IED stands diffused and traffic has been restored in the area,” the official told KNO. He said that the IED may have been planted to target the security forces, especially convoys. The official said that the train services also resumed normally.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that the IED has been diffused successfully and traffic has been restored in the area.

Pertinently, Srinagar district is on a high alert with intense frisking and nakas of joint teams of police and CRPF in the wake of recent militant strikes in the city that left a Dhaba Owner injured and two cops dead in Dalgate and Barzulla areas of the city respectively.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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