SRINAGAR: A joint team of army and police on Saturday morning detected and defused an explosive object along Baramulla-Handwara highway in Ganapora area of Langate, officials said.

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Soon after the suspicious device was detected, police rushed to the spot and subsequently called a bomb disposal squad (BDS),” news agency KNO quoted the officials as having said.

“Later BDS team of army’s 30-RR blasted the suspicious object at about 0923 hrs without causing any damage and the traffic movement which was suspended on the highway as a precautionary measure has been restored as well,” they said.

Last week, an IED was destroyed on the Baramulla-Srinagar highway after it was found planted on the roadside.

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