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Security forces neutralise 35 Maoist IEDs in Jharkhand

According to reports, Maoists had planted these IEDs on the road to target security forces. First, 5 IED bombs were recovered from the under-construction Kutma-Bamda road, which were later defused by the bomb disposal squad and STF team on Friday night.

News Arena Network - Ranchi - UPDATED: July 6, 2024, 02:43 AM - 2 mins read

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Security forces neutralise 35 Maoist IEDs in Jharkhand

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Security forces recovered 35 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from rural roads in the Gumla district of Jharkhand on Friday evening. The IEDs were later destroyed by the Bomb Squad, officials said.

 

According to reports, Maoists had planted these IEDs on the road to target security forces. First, 5 IED bombs were recovered from the under-construction Kutma-Bamda road, which were later defused by the bomb disposal squad and STF team on Friday night.

 

Additionally, 30 IEDs were recovered from the Harinakhad area of the district and were defused on Saturday. Panic has spread in the area due to the discovery of the IEDs. However, the search operation is still ongoing to find other IEDs.

 

According to police, villagers saw a wire coming out of the ground in the village and immediately informed the police. Security forces soon called the bomb disposal squad from Ranchi.

 

The squad reached the village with the team and investigated, recovering and deactivating 5 can bombs. 

 

Previously, bombs buried in the ground have been recovered in many villages of Gumla. Many people have also been injured by these bombs.

 

Gumla Superintendent of Police Shambhu Kumar Singh said a large quantity of can bombs was recovered and there is a possibility of more recoveries.

 

Due to security reasons, the team returned on Friday night. He said the search operation is being conducted on Saturday as well, and it will also be investigated how old the planted bombs were.

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