HANDWARA: Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday claimed to have recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices in the Wodhpura area of North Kashmir’s Handwara.
The police said that Army in a Joint operation with Handwara Police recovered two IEDs from Wodhpura Ridge near NH 701 early morning on 17 Jul 2023. Based on information from a reliable source, Indian Army and Handwara Police launched a swift and well-coordinated Search and Destruction Operation (SADO) in Wodhpura Forest in the wee hours today.
The spokesman further stated that the operation resulted in the recovery of two sophisticated IEDs of approximately 5 and 7 kgs, concealed in the jungle area. The team immediately cordoned off the area with adequate security measures.
The positive identification of IEDs was carried out by Indian Army’s highly trained Explosive detection team equipped with Explosive detectors and Army Dog, he said.
Further, the Bomb Disposal team executed a controlled detonation of IEDs, rendering them safe. A thorough search operation was resumed by personnel of the Indian Army and Handwara Police in the general area of Wodhpura Forest for any more IEDs or hiding militants. No loss of life or property was reported.
The prompt action by the joint team of security forces averted a major incident in the area, reads the statement.(GNS)