Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack.
The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used by security forces. According to a police official, forces during a routine patrolling at Sempora in Pampore on 14 November found an IED planted on the road. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the IED, which was made by fitting a pressure cooker with “urea fertiliser and a detonator” as per a police official.
He added that what made the forces raise their alert level was that the device was planted in the vicinity of a security camp and militants had earlier targetted forces in the area. In the government-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), which also lies nearby, five personnel were killed when militants remained holed inside the multi-storey building in July 2018.