Car bombing averted in Pulwama, security forces recover explosives-laden vehicle

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |

Updated: May 28, 2020 10:41:10 am

The car used to carry the explosives in Pulwama. (Source: ANI)

The security forces in Kashmir on Thursday said that they averted a car bombing involving a private vehicle laden with improvised explosives in South Kashmir’s in Pulwama district.

A senior police officer told The Indian Express that joint forces posted at a check post in Rajpora area spotted a Santro car moving suspiciously.

“The person driving the car escaped from the area, leaving the car behind… the security forces recovered huge quantity of explosives and, subsequently, it was destroyed,” said the officer. The registration plate of the car was found to be fake.

Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar told The Indian Express that “timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army” has averted a major incident.

A CRPF spokesperson said that troops of 182 Bn, 183 Bn, CRPF, special operation group of JK Police and Army was involved in the operation. “Explosives destroyed by the combined BDDS Team during night hours,” the spokesperson added.

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