Friday, February 05, 2010

Police detected a 10-kg landmine in Naxal-hit Jharkhand district Posted by IANS-CT in National

Ranchi, Feb 5 (IANS) Police detected 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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