Security forces on Wednesday morning detected a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) at Kutta Mod Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, said an Indian Army official.
The official said a bomb disposal squad (BDS) has been called to the site and the vehicular traffic along the road has been suspended till further orders.
“Security forces find a suspicious object believed to be an IED at Kutta Mod Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla District. A BDS team has been called to the site and vehicular traffic along the road has been suspended till further order,” Indian Army said.
Meanwhile, in the early hours of Wednesday, two local terrorists surrendered on the appeal of their parents and the security forces after an encounter broke out at the Hadigam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from the two terrorists.
“During the #encounter, 02 local terrorist #surrendered on the #appeal of their parents & police. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition recovered,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
Acting on information about the presence of terrorists, a joint team of Army, CRPF and J-K Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Hadigam area of the district.
“#Encounter has been started at Hadigam area of #Kulgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the police had tweeted earlier today.
On Sunday, villagers caught Talib Hussain and Faisal Ahmad Dar – two most wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists – from Tukson Dhok village in Reasi district and handed them over to police.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, the terrorists had reached Tukson Dhok village to take shelter after continuous pressure from the police and Army.
Police recovered two AK rifles, seven grenades, a pistol and a huge quantity of ammunition from their possession.
Police said Talib Hussain was in constant touch with Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Qasim based in Pakistan and was involved in at least three cases of IED blasts in Rajouri district besides killings of civilians and grenade blasts.
During preliminary questioning, it was revealed that both the terrorists were also in touch with a Pakistani LeT handler Salman who was continuously in touch with them.