2019-Like Bombing Stopped In Pulwama, 20 Kg IED In Car, Driver Escapes

Pulwama Attack
Source: The Hindu

The security forces forestalled a major vehicle bomb assault in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces stopped a vehicle persisting 20 kg of an improvised explosive device (IED), enough to do a significant blast and assault. The police said the car was with a tempered registration number. And when the forces signaled to stop at a checkpoint in the morning today, it attempted to accelerate the speed to clear the blockade.

The security forces started firing on the vehicle when the driver tried accelerating the car to clear the blockade. However, the driver successfully managed to escape from the car.  The driver left the car on the road laden with an improvised explosive device (IED).

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said that we got an intelligence associated with the planning of a possible attack. He further added that the forces were looking for a car with an improvised explosive device (IED) since yesterday. The Bomb disposal squad carefully removed the improvised explosive device IED from the vehicle and destroyed it. Mr. Vijay Kumar told that the security forces, police, and paramilitary forces jointly carried out this operation.

Forty troops of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died in a suicide IED attack on their escort in February in the same Pulwama district a year ago, driving India to bomb a camp of terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed somewhere inside Pakistan. An air fight likewise followed.

Recent Terror Attacks

Over the last two months, there has been a spray in attacks by terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir. The recently increasing terror attacks resulted in the death of 30 security personnel, including the officers. On the other hand, 38 terrorists lost their lives during these encounters.

During these recent battles between the security forces and the terrorist groups, Riyaz Naikoo was shot dead during an encounter. Riyaz Naikoo is one of the most wanted commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen. The recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir amid reports of penetration by exceptionally prepared psychological terrorists from Pakistan represents a significant security challenge even as the nation battles the coronavirus emergency.

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