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J&K: IED weighing 5-kgs recovered in Poonch


Jammu, Jul 25: The security forces on Tuesday recovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 5 Kgs in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

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The forces have foiled a terrorist plan to engineer a blast in Loran-Mandi area.

During the area domination exercise conducted jointly by the army and the police in Loran-Mandi in Poonch district, an IED weighing 5 Kgs was recovered, a police officer said.

Traffic on Loran Mandi road was suspended and the IED defused, he said.

The IED was recovered on the Loran-Mand road just a few days ahead of the commencement of the annual 'Buddha Amarnath yatra' to a mountainous shrine of Lord Shiva in the Poonch district.

The pilgrimage will begin from July 28.


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