Srinagar, Jul 8 (PTI) Security forces today defused an improvised explosive device found in a bucket in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.Also Read - Soldier Found Dead Inside Army Camp in Srinagar

The IED was found on Pulwama-Sirnoo road in the south Kashmir district and a bomb disposal squad defused it, the official said. Also Read - Men With Golden Hearts From Pahalgam Travel 70 km to Return Gold Jewellery

Security has been tightened in the valley, including in parts of Pulwama district, as separatists observed a strike today on the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Restrictions were imposed in Pulwama and Tral townships. Also Read - Bank Holiday Alert: Banks To Remain Shut For 6 Days From Today | Complete List Here

Yesterday, a militants hurled a grenade towards a CRPF camp in Kakapora area of the district. A police official said no casualty was reported due to the explosion.

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