A joint team of civil police, second Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) carried out a recce of the area, on receiving information about the explosive, during the wee hours of Saturday.
The explosive was discovered adjacent to a road divider by the forces with the help of a dog squad.
"We received an information about the IED at 3 am. With the help of our dog squad, the explosive, which was placed adjacent to the road divider, was found. The engineering squad of the army then defused the bomb," Rajesh Kumar, Commanding Officer told ANI.
Last week, four policemen were killed in an IED blast in Sopore.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu and Kashmir, Munir Khan had said that they will look into the matter and chalk out a new strategy to deal with such a situation.(ANI)