A Massive Car Bombing In Jammu And Kashmir Prevented, Driver Escapes

A Massive Car Bombing In Jammu And Kashmir Prevented, Driver Escapes

A white Hyundai Santro car with a fake registration number signalled to stop at a checkpoint but it tried to accelerate and go through the barricade

SRINAGAR| Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama prevented a massive car bomb attack this morning. The vehicle was stopped which was carrying 0ver 20 kg of the improvised explosive device (IED). The was said to be similar to the last year’s attack in Pulwama, where 40 CPRF soldiers were killed as a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a CRPF convoy.

Information provided through the intelligence report, a white Hyundai Santro car with a fake registration number signalled to stop at a checkpoint on Wednesday night, but it tried to accelerate and go through the barricade reports the police.

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said, “The security forces opened fire. The driver managed to escape, leaving behind the car laden with IED.” Kumar further added, “We got intelligence about a possible attack. We were looking for a vehicle with IED since yesterday.”

The car along with the IED was later destroyed by a bomb disposal squad. The massive bomb blast damaged several houses in the area.

Director-General of Police Dilbag Singh said, “It (car) was kept under watch for the night. People in nearby houses were evacuated and the vehicle was destroyed on-site by the bomb disposal squad as moving it would have been a serious threat.”

Mr Kumar said it was a joint operation by the army, police and paramilitary forces.

In the last two months, there has been a spurt in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir; 30 security forces personnel including officers have lost their lives. During this period, 38 terrorists have also been shot dead by security forces.


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