Friday, July 17, 2009

Land mine recovered in Jharkhand

Ians July 17th, 2009
RANCHI - A 20-kg land mine, planted possibly by Maoists under a bridge on the outskirts of this Jharkhand capital, was recovered Friday, police said.

According to police, a search team was sent to the spot following an intelligence tip-off and it found the land mine near the Ganghat railway station, around 30 km from here. A bomb disposal team defused the land mine.

Police officials said the land mine could have been planted by Maoist rebels, who often place explosives at several places, particularly under small bridges to target police teams.

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