The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Srinagar district, successfully averting a major tragedy. Taking to Twitter, J&K Police said: “On a specific input regarding presence of militants in Khanmoh area of Srinagar, a joint ops was launched by Police & 50RR. During search of Orchards area, an IED weighing 30-35Kgs recovered. Bomb disposal squad called on spot. IED is being destroyed in situ”.

Meanwhile, an encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The encounter broke out in South Kashmir’s Pushkar Kanilwan village between terrorists and the security forces which resulted in the killing of two Hizbul terrorists.

The security forces had earlier launched a cordon and search operation in the Pushkari Kanilwan area of Anantnag district following information about the presence of terrorists there.