Three IEDs planted by Naxals unearthed in Sukma

December 09, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 04:08 am IST - Raipur:

Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs), weighing five kilograms each, planted by Naxals, were unearthed on Wednesday night by security forces in Sukma district, the police said on Thursday.

The explosives were discovered by a team of 227th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), within the Tongpal police station limits.

During an operation on Tongpal-Kasiras road, the team spotted a wire and later discovered the IEDs placed in steel containers, hidden beneath the earth.

A 16-metre wire, detonator, and five gelatin rods were also recovered. The explosives were immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.

On Wednesday, a five-kg pressure bomb was recovered within the Chintalnar police station limits.

In view of the Peoples’ Liberation Guerrilla Army week being observed by Maoists from December 2-8, security was heightened across the insurgency-hit regions.

Sixteen of 27 districts in Chhattisgarh are Naxal-hit. — PTI

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