Srinagar: A major tragedy was averted by timely detection of an IED in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said on Friday.
A police spokesman said that a patrolling party detected an IED planted by militants near Nikas village on the Pulwama-Shopian road this afternoon.
The spokesman said that the area was sanitised and a team of bomb disposal squad reached the spot to diffuse the IED kept in a gas cylinder.
The IED, the spokesman said, was diffused without causing any damage to life or property. (GNS)