Security Forces today averted a major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
An improvised explosive device (IED) recovered from a Santro car in Ayengund area of Rajpora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was defused by the personnel of the bomb disposal squad this morning.
According to reports, following an intelligence input, a white coloured Santro car was flagged by security forces at a mobile vehicle checkpoint but the driver of the vehicle sped away prompting the security forces to fire few shots at the vehicle which they found abandoned some distance away.
“Going a little further the vehicle was abandoned and the driver escaped in the darkness. On closer look, the vehicle was seen to be carrying heavy explosives in a drum on the rear seat,” news agency ANI reported.
The security forces blasted the vehicle and subsequently averted a major catastrophe that could have arisen out of the vehicle-borne IED blast.
Addressing a press conference, Inspector General of Police of Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “Jaish-e-Mohammed has the main role in this. Hizbul Mujahideen assisted them.”
Further, he said that the car may be carrying 40-45 kg of explosives, intended for targeting vehicles of security forces. The police have also summoned expert teams from outside
“We had received information that a militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed is going to carry out the operation. So we suspect that Adil (occupant of the car carrying IED) – a Hizbul Mujahideen militant is also in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammed,” Kumar added.