The facts of terrorism
IED BLAST IN SHOPIAN
Srinagar, May 16: A low intensity Improvised Explosive Device was triggered by militants in the Turkawangam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district of India today.
The IED was triggered near an Army Casper vehicle in the Turkawangam area. However, there was no loss of life or injury.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that security establishment already had input regarding planting of IED in Turkawangam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
“We had input of IED being planted there. Security forces went to detect it but militants exploded the same from a distance,” he said adding “there was no damage in the incident”.
He said J&K Police and 44 RR were aware of likely attempts by some Pak sponsored militants attempting to use an IED against Security Forces.
The IGP said that the area has been cordoned off and searches launched to nab the attackers.
“Intense searches were launched. The IED was detected and neutralized between Sugan and Turkhwangam by alert Security Forces.”