A suspicious object found along the Handwara Baramulla highway in north Kashmir was destroyed on Friday morning, officials said.
They said a suspicious object was found on a roadside by the Army at Ganapora Kralgund village in Handwara sub-district during a road opening procedure (ROP).
The traffic along the road was immediately halted as a precautionary measure, and a bomb disposal squad was called.
“The suspected object was blasted in a controlled explosion,” officials said.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspicious object was an improvised explosive device (IED) or something else.