21 landmines recovered in Latehar

Twenty-one landmines planted serially on Kurung-Ganeshpur path in Latehar district were recovered during anti-Maoist operation, the police said.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2012, 19:27 PM IST

Latehar : Twenty-one landmines planted serially on Kurung-Ganeshpur path in Latehar district were on Saturady recovered during anti-Maoist operation, the police said.

All the landmines weighing between one kg to ten kg were planted on the route to target security forces, superintendent of police Kranti Kumar told reporters.

He said the security forces discovered the explosives when they found a ten-kg IED planted near a well that led to the unearthing of the landmines.
He said the explosives would be defused.

PTI