JAMMU, Mar 9: A major tragedy was averted today with timely detection of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector.
The IED was found planted on the roadside by a police party during routine patrolling at Nandwal Chowk on Khour-Pallanwalla road, police said.
They said the policemen noticed a suspicious object on the roadside at around 10.55 am and sounded an alert. Bomb Disposal Squads of police and the Army along with reinforcements rushed to the scene and isolated the area before successfully diffusing the explosive substance.
Police said searches in the area were still on to find out if more IEDs were planted.
A police officer said a case has been registered and a hunt launched to nab the suspected militants, who planted the IED.