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Explosives recovered in Latehar

Press Trust of India  |  Latehar (Jharkhand) 

Security personnel today recovered explosives kept hidden by the Maoists apparently aimed at the personnel on Maneka-Serendag Road of Naxal-hit Latehar district.

In course of search operation in extremist-affected areas, the security personnel stumbled on explosives kept hidden at Taledih village on Maneka-Serendag Road, Superintendent of Police, Anup Birtherary said.

Birtheray said the security personnel, comprising District Armed Police and CRPF, recovered a cylinder bomb weighing 7.5 kgs, three hand grenades, one country-made pistol and 60 pieces of iron.

The explosives have been defused in the jungle, he said adding that the explosives were kept hidden to harm the security personnel.

First Published: Fri, August 05 2016. 21:57 IST