A cache of explosives has been seized from Maoist affected Ayodhya hills area of Purulia district by the joint forces personnel, police said on Tuesday.

Around 300 detonators and 100 gelatine sticks were recovered from two persons at Sirkabadh adjoining Ayodhya Hills under Arsa police station last evening during a routine checking.

The duo, challenged by the forces, tried to flee but were caught and the explosives were found in their carry bags.

The two men, residents of Arsa, were being interrogated to ascertain whether they had any link with Maoists, they said.

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