Anti-Naxal Operations: Ten kg IED Unearthed in Chhattisgarh

Officials said, two Improvised Explosive Devices of 5kg each were recovered from the Ranapal area.

Published: 18th April 2016 11:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2016 11:40 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RAIPUR: Security forces today recovered IEDs weighing about 10 kilograms which were concealed beneath a dirt track by Naxals in the Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh.

Officials said the recovery was made by troops of the 41st battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) who were out for a road sanitisation exercise as part of an anti-Naxal operation in the area.

They said two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) of 5kg each were recovered from the Ranapal area of the said district.

"The IEDs were kept with a delayed trigger mechanism to hit security forces. A number of students of the nearby village also use the road daily and they could also have been hurt had it gone off. The bombs were later diffused," they said.

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