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Four IEDs recovered from Kanker in Chhattisgarh

A joint team of BSF and district force recovered the explosives

Four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) allegedly planted by Maoists to target security personnel were recovered today by security forces in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit district of Kanker.

A joint team of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force recovered the explosives during a search operation in the forests of Bande police station area, a Maoist hotbed, Pakhanjore Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Jai Prakash Badhai told PTI.

While the security forces were cordoning-off Korenar village forests, they spotted an electric wire connection and subsequently found the IEDs, kept in different objects under the ground, Badhai said.

“Two IEDs were kept in a pressure cooker and as many others were in form of pipe bombs. Of them, a pressure cooker bomb weighed 5 kg and others were of low intensity,” he said.

According to a BSF official, the pipe bombs were connected to a wireless ‘walkie-talkie’ in a manner that if the wireless set receives a call, the bomb detonator catches the signal too and the IED explodes.

Earlier also, such kind of connection with IED was found in Badgaon area of Kanker, the official added.

The explosives were immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad of BSF and Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare (CTJW) college, Kanker.

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