Armed forces in Kashmir have averted a major attack when late Wednesday night they intercepted a vehicle laden with an improvised explosive device (IED).
Acting on inputs that there might be a 2019 Pulwama style attack in the making, the security had been tightened up.
According to various reports, a white Santro car bearing a fake registration number was stopped at a checkpoint late Wednesday evening. On not following the orders the armed forces had shot at the car. In the skirmish, the driver managed to flee from the spot while leaving the car behind.
According to freepresskashmir, a local news portal, the bomb disposal squad revealed that the car was carrying around 20 kgs of IED.
Speaking to the media IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said that the vehicle was carrying around 40-45kgs of explosives. He further said that the bomb had been defused successfully and no damage was reported.
“We had been receiving information from last week that militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen will together carry out an attack,” he added.