In yet another major success in averting another terror attack, the Indian Armed Forces on Friday safely destroyed an improvised explosive device (IED) that was fitted in a pipe in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam area. The IED was detected by 9RR (Rajputana Rifles) of the Indian Army and J&K Police along with CRPF in Shurat area of Kulgam, after which a bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the IED.
This development comes just a day after the Forces neutralised four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Nagrota who had infiltrated the LoC to orchestrate a 26/11 like terror attack. Their plot was to also conduct a massive terror attack ahead of the District Development Council (DDC) elections unleashing chaos of the electoral process in the Union Territory. The DDC elections which are starting from November 28, hold prominence for being the first democratic process after the abrogation of Article 370.
The polls to the DDCs will be held in eight phases from November 28 to December 19, while the voting counting process will be held on December 22.