Koraput: 25 kg of explosives found

About 25 kg of explosives planted by Maoists was recovered in Orissa`s Koraput district by security personnel, police said.

Koraput: About 25 kg of
explosives planted by Maoists was recovered in Orissa`s
Koraput district by security personnel, police said on Wednesday.

The recovery was made at Laxmipur, about 60 km from
here, yesterday, ahead of the `martyrs` week` planned by the
rebels from tomorrow.

The explosives, weighing about 25 kg, was placed in a
steel container in a bush apparently targeting security forces
engaged in anti-Maoist operations, Laxmipur sub-divisional
police officer Y J Rao said.

The spot where the explosive filled container was
found is close to the local court and a BSF camp, he said.
Intensive search operation was conducted as there
could be more explosives in the area.

Security personnel have also stepped up patrolling
throughout the Maoist-infested Koraput district, mainly
Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon, Laxmipur and Baipariguda areas, in
view of the martyrs` week during which the ultras pay homage
to their dead companions every year.

PTI

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