Srinagar, India – A major terrorist attack was foiled in Kashmir on Wednesday after security forces discovered and safely destroyed an improvised explosive device (IED) planted along a key highway.
According to the Indian Army’s Chinar Corps, the IED was recovered near Lawaypora on the heavily-traveled Srinagar-Baramulla Highway. It had been disguised as a gas cylinder and placed alongside the roadway. Fortunately, vigilant patrolling by soldiers and Jammu and Kashmir Police detected the suspicious object before it could detonate.
Traffic was quickly diverted as explosive experts neutralized the live bomb in a controlled detonation. The road has since been reopened and tragedy averted thanks to the quick action and coordination between security forces.
#IED Recovered at Lawaypora, on the #Srinagar – Baramulla Highway.#ChinarWarriors & @JmuKmrPolice averted a major terror incident today by recovering & in-situ destroying an IED at Lawaypora on the Srinagar – #Baramulla Highway. #IndianArmy resolute in its commitment to keep…
— Chinar Corps🍁 – Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) December 27, 2023
This latest incident comes as militant groups are increasing attacks with the arrival of winter. Just weeks ago, another IED was discovered on the Narwal-Sidhra highway in Jammu. And earlier in December, terrorists ambushed an army patrol in Poonch, though the alert soldiers successfully counterattacked.
Authorities remain on high alert for more attempts to disrupt peace and instill fear through violence. But the interception of this roadside IED demonstrates the proactive effort to safeguard the public from those wishing harm. With security forces continuing patrols and investigative efforts, the terror networks find shrinking space to operate.
For now, Kashmir breathes a sigh of relief as loss of life and damage to a critical route was prevented. And security personnel carry on their brave mission to defend their fellow citizens from the looming threat.