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PowerfulIED recoveredin Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A powerfulimprovised explosive device (IED), suspected to have been planted by Naxals, was today foundin Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district.

The home-made bomb, weighing 18 kg, was unearthed this morning by a team ofCentral Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from under a culvert on the Keshkal-Vishrampuri Road, an official from the paramilitary force official told PTI.

Security forces launched a combing operation after receiving information about the presence of an IED wire connection near Kohkameta village, about 6.5 km from Keshkal. On reaching the spot, they detectedthe explosive hidden under the culvert, he added.

The IED was immediately defused by a Bomb Disposal Squad, the official said, adding the explosive was planted to target security personnel in the insurgency affected district.

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 20:23 IST