Friday, February 05, 2010

Landmine detected in Naxal-hit Jharkhand district

February 5th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS

Policedetected a 10-kg landmine planted under a bridge Friday and defused it, foiling a Maoist bid to blow up police vehicles pasing that way in Giridih district of Jharkhand.

According to police, security personnel on Long Range Patrolling (LRP) detected wires near Dibra bridge, under Dumri police station of Giridih, around 170 km from here.

Police traced the wire to a 10-kg landmine planted under the bridge. The landmine has been defused.

Jharkhand has witnessed several cases of landmine blasts by Maoists, targetting police vehicles.

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