Security Forces Detect, Neutralise IED In J&K's Shopian

The operation was launched following inputs about a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

Security Forces Detect, Neutralise IED In J&K's Shopian

The IED was "detected and neutralised in Shopian district. (Representational image)

Security forces detected and neutralised an improvised explosive device (IED) on Sunday following inputs about a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

They had inputs about the attack and the IED was recovered after intense searches were launched this morning, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, Amrit Pal Singh said.

The IED was "detected and neutralised between Sugan and Turkhwangam (areas in Shopian) by alert security forces", he said.

"Police and the Army were aware of likely attempts by some Pakistani-sponsored terrorists attempting to use an IED against security forces. However, security forces are committed to foil all attempts of terrorists to disturb peace in Kashmir," Mr Singh said.