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More than 50 boxes of abandoned ammunition,landmines recovered

Press Trust of India 

More than 50 boxes of abandoned ammunition and land mines were recovered while a septic tank was being dug in a house near Thangachimadam area in the district, a senior police official said.

The boxes, each containing about 100 rounds, were in a highly corroded state and are suspected to have been buried a long time ago,Ramanathapuram Superintendent of Police Om Prakash Meena told reporters.

Ramanathapuram DIG N Kamini, Om Prakash Meena and other top police officials visited the spot.

Local fishermen said they suspected it could have been left behind by terror outfit LTTE, some of whom had camped here in the 1980's during the outfit's war against the Sri Lankan government.

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First Published: Mon, June 25 2018. 21:45 IST