Srinagar/Feb, 22 : An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was on Monday morning spotted on Pantha-Chowk-Nowgam road and diffused successfully by the bomb disposal squad later after which traffic was restored on the road, officials said.
“The train services that started after a gap of 11 months also resumed normally”, officials said, adding that “an IED was planted on the Pantha Chowk-Nowgam road, a few hundred meters away from the Nowgam Railway station near a bridge. The object was spotted by the Road Opening Party (RoP) and the police team early morning after which the BDS was called to check the object that turned out be the IED fitted in a tin box”.
Officials also said that as a precautionary measure, traffic was suspended on the road and the BDS checked the object and later defused it successfully. “The IED stands diffused and traffic has been restored in the area,” they said, adding that “the IED may have been planted to target the security forces, especially convoys” . The official said that the train services also resumed normally.