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Security forces foiled terror plot by recovering IED in J&K’s Rajouri, says Police

By Priyanka Verma 
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Jammu and Kashmir: The Security forces in Rajouri on Saturday foiled a terror plot by recovering an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) on Rajouri Gurdan road, said an official statement by the Rajouri police. Sheema Nabi Qasba, senior superintendent of police, Rajouri, said that the IED was taken to a safer location and destroyed, reported news agency.

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As per the statement, a credible input was received by Jammu and Kashmir police about suspicious movements in Gurdan Chawa village on Rajouri Gurdan road. A suspicious object was found lying alongside road which turned out to be an IED. Bomb Squad of police later took it in its possession for further destruction as per SOPs and through a controlled explosion which was then destroyed in a safer location. Investigation is going on, SSP Rajouri notified.

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“On this, Jammu and Kashmir police teams from Army, Special Operation Group of Police, and teams of the Army launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation in the area in the early morning hours Saturday,” said Rajouri Police.

During the operation, a suspicious object was found lying there alongside the road which turned out to be an IED during the examination. Further investigation into the matter is underway.

“The Bomb Squad of police later took the material in its possession for further destruction as per SOPs and through a controlled explosion which was then destroyed in a safer location,” it read.

The IED recovery was made a day after terrorists killed an independent sarpanch in Kashmir’s Baramulla. The incident took place in the Goshbugh area of Pattan where terrorists opened fire at Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the family of the deceased and assured strict punishment for the perpetrators.

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“I strongly condemn the terror attack on Sarpanch, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo. Perpetrators of this despicable act shall be punished. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” Sinha said.

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