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3 KG IED Recovered In Poonch: Officials

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Poonch: A suspected militant hideout was busted with two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) weighing 3 kilograms being recovered from two tiffin boxes in the Mendhar sub-division of Pir Panchal region’s Poonch district, according to officials. 
 
An official said that a search operation was launched by police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) Mendhar along with police component Gursai, 246 battalion CRPF, and the military. 
 
“The searches were carried out in the Passan wali, Sanai Gali in Gursai, and its adjoining areas. During the searches, a suspected militant hideout was busted, and two tiffin IEDs, each weighing 3 kgs, one steel can IED, electric wire bundle, batteries, medicine, and clothes were recovered,” he said. 
 
Confirming it, a police official said that explosive devices were kept wrapped in polythene bags, and there was also intelligence about the presence of three armed militants. 
 
“The IEDs have been destroyed in a controlled manner,” the official added. 
 

(GNS)