Powerful explosive recovered in Naxal-affected Chatra

Security forces today recovered a seven kg pipe bomb planted under the Ghori Ghat Main road in Chatra district, police said here.

PTI| Updated: Jul 12, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Chatra: Security forces today recovered a seven kg pipe bomb planted under the Ghori Ghat Main road in Chatra district, police said here.

On a tip off, CRPF and the district police personnel launched a search and recovered the explosive. It was apparently planted by naxalites to target security forces, from the arterial road passing through Jolhatetaria village, Superintendent of Police Surendra Kumar Jha said.

The forces are continuing further search operation in the area, he added.