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Jammu Kashmir: Suspicious object found on a railway crossing at the Kenihama-Nowgam station; leaves people in wonder

Jammu Kashmir: On Monday, a suspicious object was found on a railway crossing at Kenihama Nowgam station in Srinagar which has left people in wonder. After getting this information security was beefed up in the area. The incident happens on a day when train service is resuming in the valley after nearly a year’s suspension due to Covid-19 lockdown. After this incident traffic movement on the Pantha Chowk- Nowgam road on Srinagar outskirts was halted.

Later Security forces of Jammu and Kashmir neutralised the suspicious object at the railway crossing at Kenihama-Nowgam Station which lies on the outskirts of Srinagar. By this major action, the halted traffic was restored. According to the news agency ANI, On February 19, two policemen were killed in a terrorist attack in Srinagar’s Baghat area of Barzulla. In another encounter on the same day, three terror associates were also killed in the Budgam area of the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. One police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir lost his life and another was injured in a separate encounter that broke out between the security forces and terrorists in Budgam district on February 19.

Earlier on Wednesday, the movement of vehicular traffic on the national highway in Manjakote near Rajouri was halted after a suspicious object was found at the side of the road.  The suspected material packed was later destroyed in a fruit packing box was later destroyed through a controlled explosion.

The development comes on a day when a group of more than 20 foreign envoys and senior diplomats arrived in Jammu and Kashmir

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for a two-day visit to witness first-hand, the government’s efforts to restore normalcy in the Union territory after the abrogation of Article 370,

which granted special rights to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into UTs of Jammu and Kashmir

and Ladakh in 2019.

After this incident on Wednesday, al-Badr militant Suhail Bashir, 21 years old, a resident of Pulwama, was arrested from the Jammu bus stand area with 7 kg of an improvised explosive device (IED). He was instructed by his handlers in Pakistan to plant the powerful IED in Jammu to cause mass destruction. These developments come amid recent terrorist attacks in the Union Territory.

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