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Powerful IEDs seized in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A major tragedy was averted when security forces recovered five powerful IEDs, planted by Naxals, in Chhattisgarh's district, police said Saturday.

The IEDs, weighing 10 kg each and packed in cookers, were unearthed from a dirt track near a well between Uparchandeli and Khalichandeli villages under station when a joint team of security forces was carrying out a on Friday to detect explosives planted by ultras, a senior police told

Acting on specific inputs, the operation was carried out by (DRG), (STF), (CRPF) and local police towards Uparchandeli and Khalichandeli area, located around 250 km away from here, he said.

The Improvised Explosive Devices were planted near the well to target security personnel when they look for water resources during patrolling in forests, the said, adding that the explosives were later destroyed by a bomb disposal squad.

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 13:15 IST