Preventing a blast like one took place in 2019-Pulwama, security forces on Thursday destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) recovered from an abandoned car in Avigund Rajpora area, police stated.
"A major incident of a vehicle borne IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army," the Kashmir zone police wrote on its Twitter handle.
According to sources, a white coloured private car was flagged by security forces at a mobile vehicle check point but the driver sped away.
They stated that the security forces fired few shots at the car, which they found abandoned at some distance away.
During checking, an IED was found fitted in the vehicle, which was later defused, the sources said.