A major tragedy was averted after police recovered a seven-kilogram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the Jammu bus stand on Sunday, officials said.
With this recovery, the police foiled a major plan of the terrorists to set off an explosion on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama attack. In 2019, 40 CRPF jawans were martyred after a suicide bomber rammed an explosive laden vehicle on a bus in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
As there were inputs that the terrorists would carry out terror attacks, adequate security measures were taken by the security forces.
“It was a huge IED,” a senior police official said.
The bus stand is a crowded place in Jammu city thronged by hundreds of people daily. Additional forces have reached the spot and a search operation has been started.