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Maoist dump unearthed in Chhattisgarh; explosives seized

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Security forces recovered a cache of explosives, including mortar bombs and detonators, from a dump in the forests of Chhattisgarh's Kanker district today, police said.

The recovery was made this afternoon at a dump located between Manhakal and Hethle villages under Durgkondal police station limits by a joint team of the BSF and District Force, Kanker Superintendent of Police K L Dhruv told PTI.

The seized materials included two mortar bombs (51 mm), three grenades, one country-made pistol, 30 electric detonators, live cartridges of AK 47, SLRand 315 bore rifles and Maoist-related materials, he said.

The joint squad of BSF's 175th battalion and local police was on a search operation in the forests of Durgkondal, around 250km from Raipur, when they received information about the ammunition dump of Naxals, he said.

Subsequently, the patrolling team raided the spot and made the seizures, the SP added.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 18:20 IST