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IED found on outskirts of Srinagar

Government forces today recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) on the outskirts of Srinagar, the second such recovery in the city in as many days.

The IED was detected by a patrol party of government forces in Maloora area of Srinagar this morning, a police official said.

He said the area was cordoned off and a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot which destroyed the explosive.

This is the second IED recovered by government forces in as many days in Srinagar.

Yesterday, an IED, weighing approximately 5 kg, was recovered on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in HMT area of the city – in the close vicinity of Maloora.

Four policemen were killed on January 06 in an IED blast in Sopore township of north Kashmir.

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