Live mortar shell found in Nowshera, diffused

A live mortar shell was found in Nowshera in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday which was later diffused without causing any damage, police said.

Reports said that some locals noticed the suspicious objects during digging work of safety tank at main market Nowshera and informed the police about it.

“Following which a joint team of police, army and bomb disposal squad reached to the spot and found the live mortar shell,” a police official said.

“The shell was later diffused without causing any damage,” the police official said, adding “further investigation is on.”