RAIPUR: Three powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to have been planted by Naxals, were recovered by security forces from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said.
The IEDs, weighing 15 kgs each, were packed in steel containers.
They were unearthed from the forest near-weekly market of Errabor village, Sukma Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha told PTI.
"After getting specific inputs, a joint team of District Force and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched a de-mining operation to trace the explosives near Errabor weekly market, located around 400 km away from the capital Raipur," he said.
The IEDs were planted to target the security forces, Sinha said, adding that the explosives were immediately destroyed by a bomb disposal squad.