IED found near mosque in Kulgam defused

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Srinagar, November 20: Security forces on Friday averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near a mosque in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.

They said a joint patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF noticed some suspicious object fitted with a pipe near a mosque at village Shurat in Kulgam.

The area was immediately sealed and people present in the area where immediately asked to move out from there. Later, a Bomb Disposal Squad (BSD) was summoned and the IED was defused without causing any damage, they said adding had it not been detected and defused it would have caused much damage to life and property.

Police has registered a case and started investigation, they added.