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17,000 kg explosive recovered in Bihar village

Press Trust of India  |  Banka (Bihar) 

Police today recovered 17,000 kilograms of explosive material suspected to be delivered to Maoists, from a village in the district.

Altogether 340 sacks - each containing 50 kg of ammonium nitrate - were seized from a house at Bhaunri village under station area, of Police Chandan Kushwaha said.

The owner of the house was suspected to be a supplier of explosives to Maoists but he was not found during the time of the raid.

One of his associate was arrested, Kushwaha said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 22:00 IST