Unexploded Shell Found Near Amarnath Yatra Route, Detonated

The Amarnath yatra remained uninterrupted.

Unexploded Shell Found Near Amarnath Yatra Route, Detonated

It was a 120 MM unexploded shell.

Highlights

  • A 120 mm unexploded shell was found along the Amarnath Yatra route
  • The shell was found 200 metres from Hung Park near Gagangeer
  • It was immediately shifted to a secure zone and detonated
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir):

A 120 MM unexploded shell was found along the Amarnath Yatra route by the Anti Sabotage Team of the Indo-Tibetan border police on Friday.

The shell, which was found 200 metres from Hung Park near Gagangeer, was secured immediately with sandbags by the Indo-Tibetan border police.

It was later destroyed with the help of Army engineers from Domail area.

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The shell was found by Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

"The shell was found yesterday late evening while the Indo-Tibetan border police ASC Team was completing its routine security checks," said Vivek Pandey, Second in Command in the ITBP.

"The shell was immediately shifted to a secure zone and it was detonated with a controlled blast obviating any possibility of it causing damage," he added.

The Amarnath yatra remained uninterrupted.

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