21:44 GMT18 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): At least six improvised explosive devices (IED) have been recovered by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020 and one security officer was injured in a low-intensity IED explosion in July. Terror incidents continue to witness a spike in Kashmir since the revocation of the region's special status in August 2019.

    Indian security forces have averted a major terror incident after recovering IEDs planted under a bridge in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police confirmed.

    The forces confirmed that the IEDs were planted by terrorists on a road between the villages of Tujan and Dalwan. The explosives were later defused by the security forces.

    ​In May, security forces recovered 45 kgs of explosives in the same Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, foiling a car-borne attack on security forces.

    Pulwama district in southern Kashmir has been a hotbed for terrorist activities for decades.

    In February 2019, 40 Indian soldiers were killed in Pulwama when a car packed with IEDs was detonated near an army convoy. The aftermath of one the worst suicide attacks in the country was followed by an Indian Army air strike on a suspected terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot on 26 February 2019. Indian warplanes crossed the de facto border to target the alleged camp of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.

    The Indian Army has claimed to have killed nearly 150 militants in Jammu and Kashmir this year, a significant spike compared to the 157 militants eliminated in 2019.



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