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JAMMU: A significant tragedy was averted on Wednesday with the well timed detection of a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted inside a strain cooker on a busy freeway in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers stated.
The suspected IED was discovered on the roadside at Manjakote on Jammu-Poonch freeway and was subsequently destroyed by the Army‘s Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), the officers stated.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Chandan Kohli stated, “This morning a road opening patrol of the Army found a suspicious object along the highway near Manjakote.”
“Soon, traffic was controlled on the highway and a bomb disposal squad was called in. The suspected material, packed in a fruit packing box, has been destroyed through a controlled explosion,” he stated.
The officer stated a case underneath related sections of regulation was registered on the police station and additional investigation is on.
An Army officer stated the suspected IED was seen planted inside a three-litre strain cooker apparently in the course of the intervening night time to set off an explosion.
Earlier, the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Manjakote police station Pankaj Sharma stated the bomb-like object was discovered on the roadside at round eight.30 am.
He stated the visitors on the freeway was instantly suspended as a precautionary measure from either side.
However, the visitors motion resumed almost two hours later after the spot was secured with sandbags and an armoured car, the SHO stated, including the suspected materials was destroyed round 1.30 pm.

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