The Indian Army’s Bomb Disposal Squad, along with the Mendhar Police Force, on Wednesday disposed of four IEDs which were earlier recovered by the security forces on August 13 from the Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
As per ANI, the four IEDs were disposed of safely on the morning of September 22. The four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered from a terrorist, who was also arrested ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, and thereafter no major damage was reported due to it.
Reportedly, the terrorist was planning to target vehicles of security forces and VVIPs using these magnetic IEDs, also known as sticky bombs ahead of the Independence Day celebration when a large crowd was expected. The terrorist was arrested after receiving a tip-off from the BSF after which a joint naka was established and the accused was arrested with the sticky bombs and more than Rs 10,000 in his possession.
Few days before the IEDs were recovered, another terrorist hideout was busted in the Mendhar sector and several AK-47 rifles were recovered from the hideout.