Major tragedy averted in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 16 (UNI) Security forces foiled yet another attempt by militants to trigger a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, where polling will be held in the fourth phase on December 7.

Official sources said today a joint patrol party of state police and 192 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) noticed a pressure cooker near Laiser bridge at Dangiwacha.

The area was immediately sealed and traffic on the bridge was stopped.

Later, the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was summoned and six kg IED fitted in the cooker was defused without causing any damage.

This was the second such attempt by militants to trigger the IED.

Yesterday, a joint team of 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and 53 batallion CRPF detected and defused a powerful IED at Delina in the district.

The IEDs were planted to disrupt the election process and road communication in north Kashmir.

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