Major Terror Attack Averted Ahead Of Republic Day in Delhi, IED recovered


Guwahati:  The Delhi Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) from the Ghazipur Flower Market area of the national capital on Friday, a major security concern two weeks before Republic Day celebrations.

The bomb was found inside a bag left at a flower market in east Delhi this afternoon.

The market in Ghazipur, which draws huge crowds, was cordoned off and a controlled explosion was carried out by the police.

The police dug an eight-foot pit to carry out a controlled blast at the market located near the border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Special Cell officials were at the spot and the elite counterterrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) was also called in. Fire engines were also sent to the site, the Delhi Police said.

The NSG conducted a controlled explosion to neutralise the IED.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

According to9 reports, the man who left the bag went to the market around 9.30 am on a scooty, ostensibly to buy flowers from one shop.

The bag was spotted by other customers later and the flower seller called the police.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.