Major tragedy averted, 5 kg IED recovered in JK

Srinagar: A major tragedy was today averted when security forces detected and defused a powerful five kg IED planted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district, officials said.

A patrol party detected the pressure cooker IED planted by the ultras at Lassipora on Kupwara-Sogam road, 105 km from here, they said. The device was destroyed in the nearby fields by a bomb disposal squad, the officials said, adding that the explosive was planted apparently to target the security forces convoys, which pass through the area every morning.