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IED defused near LoC in Akhnoor

The IED in Akhnoor was concealed in a mineral water bottle that was spotted in Pallanwala village of the sector.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Security forces on Saturday defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was planted on the approach road to the Line of Control (LOC) in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

This is the third terrorism related incident in a row in Jammu after the grenade attack at a bus and detection of an IED circuit outside the airport here in the last two days. The grenade attack that took place at the Jammu bus stand killed two persons and injured 32.

The IED in Akhnoor was concealed in a mineral water bottle that was spotted in Pallanwala village of the sector.

Residents of the area informed the police about the mysterious bag containing the IED lying on the road. The bomb disposal squad reached the spot and defused the explosive.

On 8 March, a day after the grenade attack, a powerful IED circuit was found planted outside the Jammu airport, creating panic in the area.

Security was put on high alert at vulnerable places in the Jammu division following the incident.

Experts from the bomb disposal squad said the circuit appeared to have been prepared for some powerful explosive that was yet to be attached with it. The IED circuit contained eight batteries that were attached with wires and was planted near the main entrance of the Jammu airport.