Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district stopped before a major car bomb attack took place. The car, which was stopped by the security forces, had more than 40-45 kg IED in it, which could lead to a fatal attack. Police said that on getting information about the car with fake registration number, the vehicle stopped at the checkpoint on Thursday morning, but the car speeded up and the barricades broke.
Army, CRPF, and Jammu and Kashmir Police thwarted the conspiracy to carry out a car bomb in Ayanagund in Rajpora, Pulwama. According to the information, the security forces came to know about 4-5 days ago that an IED has been kept in a car. It was learned from the intelligence sources that the terrorists intended to commit a suicide attack on the convoys of the security forces by blasting the car bomb.
This morning, after the Centro car was found in abandoned condition at Ayanagund village in Rajpora of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the security forces jointly launched an operation and destroyed the IED with the help of the bomb squad. Security forces say that IED had to be detonated along with the car only if IED could not be separated from the car, which caused the car to fly away.
Vehicle in Pulwama was carrying 40-45 kg of explosives, says IGP, Kashmir
Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said, “Our Security forces opened fire on the driver, but the driver escaped. However, he left the car full of IEDs. “He further said,” We had received strong intelligence information about the possible attack. We were looking for a vehicle with IED since yesterday.
Police said that on getting information about the car with fake registration numbers, the car stopped at the checkpoint on Thursday morning, but the driver increased the speed of the car and the car went on breaking barricades. Army, CRPF, and Jammu and Kashmir Police thwarted the conspiracy to carry out a car bomb in Ayanagund in Rajpora, Pulwama.
The car with the IED was later destroyed by the bomb disposal squad. Some houses in the area were damaged due to the massive explosion. The officer said that it was a joint operation with the army, police and paramilitary forces.