An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by suspected militants near Pampore railway station in Kandizal-Tangpora village in Pulwama district was defused by paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday.
An official said that the IED fitted inside a pressure cooker was recovered at new bypass near Kandizal-Tangpora village, opposite Pampore railway station, today morning.
He said a Bomb Disposal Squad of the CRPF defused the IED, without causing any damage. “A major tragedy was averted by the force,” he said.
The official said that security has been heightened and patrols intensified to prevent any militant attacks around January 26.