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50 IEDs Planted by Maoists Defused in Jharkhand, Say Police

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Last Updated: September 10, 2021, 22:49 IST

Seraikela

A team of security personnel and railway staffers in a naxal affected area (PTI)

A team of security personnel and railway staffers in a naxal affected area (PTI)

The explosives seized on Thursday weighed 3-5 kg each, while those found during the day weighed 2-3 kg each.

As many as 50 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) suspectedly planted by members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit were defused in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharswan district on Friday, police said. Twenty-five IEDs were detected on a road between Nimdih-Panduburu and Kudahatu villages on Thursday evening, and 25 explosives were found on a road between Rugudih and Dodarda villages during the day, Superintendent of Police Anand Prakash said.

The explosives seized on Thursday weighed 3-5 kg each, while those found during the day weighed 2-3 kg each, he said, adding that those were planted to inflict massive damage to security forces.

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first published:September 10, 2021, 22:49 IST
last updated:September 10, 2021, 22:49 IST