Jharkhand: 200 kg explosives, 6 dozen crude bombs seized

Security forces on Monday recovered a cache of over 200 kg of explosives and six dozen locally made pressure bombs during an anti-Naxal raid in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 17:01 PM IST

Ranchi: Security forces on Monday recovered a cache of over 200 kg of explosives and six dozen locally made pressure bombs during an anti-Naxal raid in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

Officials said the operation was carried out by a joint team of forces led by CRPF in the jungles of Barwadih in the district early today.

"203 kg explosives, 35 pressure cooker bombs and 36 tiffin bombs have been recovered from the Maoist hideout," a senior officer said.

The cache has been handed over to local police and a search has been launched in the area to look for more such ammunition dumps and nab Naxals, he added.