Major Tragedy Averted As Forces Destroy IED In J&K’s Pulwama
A major tragedy was averted on Monday as security forces detected and destroyed an improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A joint team of security forces detected an IED planted near Railway link road at Panzgam under Awantipora police station area, a police official said. He said the IED was destroyed by a bomb disposal squad without causing any damage.
BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT IED’S
Improvised explosive device (IED), a homemade bomb, constructed from military or non-military components, that is frequently employed by guerrillas, insurgents, and other non-state actors as a crude but effective weapon against a conventional military force. When used as roadside bombs, IEDs can interdict lines of communication, disrupt traffic, and damage or destroy targeted vehicles. Sometimes entryways or entire structures are booby-trapped with IEDs to kill or injure anyone (such as a squad of soldiers) entering the premises.