Security forces neutralize concealed IED in gas cylinder in Srinagar
Security forces neutralize concealed IED in gas cylinder in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A potentially catastrophic situation was averted on Wednesday as security forces successfully detected and destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) concealed within a gas cylinder in Lawaypora, Srinagar, officials said.

According to an official statement provided to the news agency KNO, a coordinated effort by a joint team of armed personnel, including units from 2 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, found the concealed IED within a gas cylinder in the Lawaypora area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Further investigation is underway to determine the nature and composition of the suspicious object, stated another official involved in the operation.

Following the successful neutralization of the IED, traffic along the highway, which was temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure, has now been resumed, restoring normalcy in the area.

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