Suspicious object found on Jammu and Kashmir highway, traffic suspended for two hours

The object was spotted by people in an area in the district's Narian belt and they informed the army and police about it.

Published: 15th July 2019 07:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2019 07:59 PM   |  A+A-

Kashmir highway

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By PTI

JAMMU: Officials were sent into a tizzy on Monday after a suspicious object was found on the Jammu-Poonch Highway in Rajouri district, prompting them to suspend traffic.

The object was spotted by people in an area in the district's Narian belt and they informed the army and police about it, officials said.

Security forces cordoned off the area and traffic was suspended, they said.

The suspicious object was destroyed and it was not an improvised explosive device (IED), as was being feared by people, the officials said.

Traffic was restored on the highway after two hours, they said.

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