Landmines found in Orissa
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Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 18:08
  
Berhampur: Three landmines and 25 detonators planted by the Maoists were on Monday unearthed by the police in Orissa's Ganjam district.

During a combing operation, a bomb disposal squad defused the explosives weighing around 50 kg and 25 detonators near Barada village, located about 15 km from Baragada, said SP (Ganjam) Nitinjit Singh.

Before the Republic Day celebrations on Wednesday, police suspect the Maoists might have planned any major incident targeting police vehicles in the district.

The combing operation was launched in the area in a strategic manner by the police after the ultras had raided the camp of a contractor constructing the road under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and recently torched at least five vehicles, which were used in the construction work at Barada and Merikote last week.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 18:08


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