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.
#BreakingNews— Rohil Bashir STV (@Rohilbashirstv) August 17, 2020
A major attack was averted after joint team of forces recovered an IED in Tujan area of South Kashmir's #Pulwama district on Sunday late night. The IED was planted beneath Bridge but forces on time recovered & later defused by BDS. Officials to @SudarshanNewsTV pic.twitter.com/oJedOkfSuF
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.