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Major tragedy averted as 7-kg IED is detected near Jammu bus stand

(Asian News Hub) – A seven kilogram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected on Sunday near the crowded general bus stand area here, averting a major tragedy and a plan by militants set off an explosion on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama attack, officials said.

The IED recovery comes close on the heels of the arrest of two top militants from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba district.

The device was detected acting on specific information, the officials said.

Zahoor Ahmad Rather, a top militant affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF) who was wanted in connection with the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in south Kashmir last year, was arrested in Bari Brahmana area of Samba on Saturday.

Earlier on February 6, self-styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM), Hidayatullah Malik, alias “Hasnain”, was held from the Kunjwani area of Jammu.

Two years ago on this day, Pakistan-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out the dastardly attack on a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama, resulting in the death of 40 jawans.

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Cop shot dead at Saidapora Eidgah

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(Asian News Hub) – Unknown gunmen on Thursday evening shot dead a policeman in Saidapora area of Eidgah Srinagar.

Official sources said that a policeman identified as Javeed Ahmad Kambey, son of Ghulam Muhammad Kambey of Saidapora was shot at by unknown militants near his residence.

They said that Khandey after receiving fire injury in the neck was immediately shifted to SKIMS Soura in critical condition.

Official sources said that the injured cop later succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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Woman injured in hit-and-run accident near Noora Hospital Sgr

(Asian News Hub) – A woman was critically injured after she was hit by an unknown vehicle on National highway near Noora Hospital in HMT on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday evening.

Official sources said that 48-year-old woman identified as Muneera resident of Tangmarg was hit by the unknown vehicle near Noora Hospital HMT, leaving her severely injured.

They said that the woman was shifted to a nearby hospital where from she was referred to SKIMS Soura in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation has been taken up.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar visits Bandipora’s Tulail

(Asian News Hub) – Famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Thursday visited remote Tulail along the Line of Control in Gurez valley of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Sources said that the actor reached Neeru village of Tulail via helicopter at around 12 noon today.

They said that he is scheduled to interact with Army and BSF jawans at Neeru village.

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