Militants bid to target troops, VIPs foiled
Srinagar, Aug 9 (UNI) Security forces detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) late last night, foiling a bid by militants to target security forces and other VIPs at Srinagar airport road.
Official sources said that militants had planted a 20 kg IED in a car, parked at Pirbagh, Hyderpora to target secuirty forces and VIP.
However, a patrol, noticing the abandoned vehicle, immediately informed the bomb disposal squad.
The IED, kept in a pressure cooker, was taken to Tangpora bypass and defused in an open field.
Militants have been targeting security force vehicles lately by triggering car bomb blasts in the valley.
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