IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road defused

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Police and the Army detected an improvised electronic device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway near HMT on Saturday.

"Two persons received bullet injuries when security forces opened firing to disperse a group of protesters in HMT area of the city here", a police official said.

A Bomb disposal squad defused the IED around 11 am without causing any damage, following which traffic movement was restored on the highway. Officials said that timely detection averted a major tragedy.

Since it was early in the morning besides strike called by separatists, not much traffic was on the road, they said adding traffic has been diverted through Zainakote.

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"If we find any suspected thing, we fix our own TNT slab and explode it".

Asked whether any arrests have been made, he said, "One person was detained for questioning".

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