Government forces defused IED in HMT Srinagar, 2 injured in Firing

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Srinagar, Jan 13: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found Saturday near HMT Srinagar resulting in fear psychosis among the residents and commuters in and out the adjoining areas. Police, 2RR of Army and Bomb disposal Squad reached to the spot and took away IED. Pertinently, last Saturday four policemen were killed militants belonging to Jaish detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Gole market area of Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
According to the reports KNB, received here a patrol party of 44 BN CRPF recovered the IED on the highway around 4 am, following which traffic movement on the highway was suspended and the entire area was sealed by the forces.

The IED weighing nearly five kilograms was later defused by a Bomb disposal squad without any damage, following which traffic movement was restored on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
Meanwhile panic gripped in the area again after army resorted to aerial firing following a car that was asked to stop sped away. Two persons were injured in the incident among them one identified as Abdul Aziz Laway of fruit Mandi was hit by bullet in his  leg and was shifted to JVC hospital, Srinagar.
Four policemen were killed on 06 January, morning after militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Gole market area of Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district amid shutdown in the area. Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility. Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had claimed responsibility of attack.
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