Security forces on Saturday defused an IED planted in mineral bottle in Phalanwala falling in Khour Block of Akhnoor sector, triggering panic in the area. After seeing the suspicious bag, the locals informed the concern police station who immediately rushed the spot to investigate the suspicious item.
This is the third terror-related incident in a row in Jammu after the grenade attack at a bus and detection of an IED circuit outside the airport in Jammu in the last two days. The grenade attack that took place at the Jammu bus stand killed two persons and injured 32.
The IED in Akhnoor was concealed in a mineral water bottle that was spotted in Pallanwala village of the sector.
The death toll in the Jammu bus stand grenade attack increased to two on Friday, police said. Muhammad Riyaz, 32, who was injured on Thursday when the grenade flung by a militant exploded under a parked passenger bus at the General Bus Stand in Jammu, succumbed to his wounds in a hospital early Friday, the police added.
A 17-year-old youth from Uttarakhand was killed on Thursday, with 30 others injured. Yasir Javaid Bhat alias Arhaan of Kulgam district, who has confessed of carrying carried out the attack, has been arrested.Yasir Bhat was said to be aligned with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.State Governor Satya Pal Malik has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for the victims’ next of kin and Rs 20,000 each for the injured. Thursday’s was the third such attack at the Jammu General Bus Stand by militants in the last nine months.
(With PTI inputs)