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Huge Naxal ammunition cache seized in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Security forces have seized over 1,000 bullets, 5,000 detonators and 200 kg of explosives from an ammunition dump of Naxalites in Jharkhand.

A joint team of the and the state police had launched a search in the jungles of Murhukarchatoli and Husru in Lohardaga district, officials said, adding the team made the seizure late last evening.

The cache includes 1,010 bullets of different calibre, 5,100 detonators, 21,600 feet-long explosive cordex wire and explosives weighing 200 kg.

The seized ammunition has been handed over to the state police, they said.

A similar dump was unearthed by the joint security forces squad in the same district few days back.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 17:57 IST