In daring operation, Indian Army defuses IED found near Kashmir Bridge
Kashmir: Terrorists planted IED on NH-11
The IED, which was found near Khudwani Bridge on National Highway 11, consisted of two cylindrical containers filled with 25 kilograms of explosives.
The IED was detected by an Army patrol following which the site was cordoned off and a bomb disposal squad (BDS) was rushed to the location.
Why was it a high-risk operation?
The members of the bomb disposal squad first excavated the area around the IED. Once it was located, they then defused the device and exploded it in a safe location.
The contentious decision was preceded and followed by an extensive security clampdown that included the arrest and detention of hundreds of political leaders, including three former Chief Ministers, and the disconnecting of phone and internet services.
Last week Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla told a parliamentary standing committee that the restrictions were imposed "in view of statements by senior leaders of state" and said the measures had ensured peace prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir.