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Unclaimed bike with ‘IED type object’ nearby triggers Panic in Mendhar Poonch

M S Nazki

Poonch, Jan 10 (GNS): Unclaimed bike with some “IED-type object” found adjacent to it triggered panic in Mendhar area of Poonch district on Sunday. The authorities closed Mendhar-Gohlad road even as a team of Bomb Disposal Squad has been rushed to the area.

Official sources told GNS that during the intervening night of 9 and 10 January, one Pulser motorcycle (JK02BP/7298) was found in suspicious conditions at Pankha (Mendhar Gohald) road, about 3 kilometers from Mendhar. The locals informed Police Station Mendhar following which a police party along with Army’s 49RR rushed to the spot. Some “IED type object” was found near the motorcycle, they said. The area has been cordoned off.

SDPO Mendhar Z A Jafri confirmed to GNS that a suspicious object was found along with the bike and that the BDS squad has been called for while the road has been closed. (GNS)

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