A major tragedy was averted with the detection of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Circle Road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Kashmir Zone Police said on Friday.
The IED was destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.
“Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detected at Circle Road, #Pulwama. Destroyed by Bomb Disposal Squad. A major incident averted. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
Further details are awaited.
WHAT IS A IED ?
Improvised explosive device (IED), a homemade bomb, constructed from military or nonmilitary 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. Larger vehicle-borne IEDs (car or truck bombs) have been used to destroy entire installations, such as the barracks of U.S. Marines and French paratroopers in the Beirut barracks bombings of 1983. IEDs have been the predominant weapon of insurgents in the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War, and, because of their low cost, ease of employment, and high effectiveness, they will continue to be the weapon of choice for guerrillas and insurgents for the foreseeable future.