Pulwama: Security forces avert bomb attack

The IED was found in a car fitted with a false number plate

ied blast pulwama car ani The vehicle in which the IED was placed in Pulwama | Twitter handle of ANI

A vehicle-borne IED blast was averted as security forces detected a car fitted with explosives in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

The improvised explosive device was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

"A major incident of a vehicle borne #IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by #Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army," the Kashmir zone police wrote on its Twitter handle.

According to sources, a white-coloured private car was flagged by security forces at a mobile vehicle check point but the driver sped away.

They said the security forces fired few shots at the car, which they found abandoned some distance away.

During checking, an IED was found fitted in the vehicle, the sources said.

News agency ANI reported that the security forces evacuated residents of nearby houses before bomb disposal experts exploded the device. The car was using the number plate of a two-wheeler registered in Kathua.

(With PTI inputs)