Three explosives defused by CRPF in Gadchiroli

Gadchiroli: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans on Monday defused three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) allegedly planted by Naxalites in the forest areas of Pendhri village in Dhanora taluka in the district early this morning, police said.

The IEDs were found when around 50 jawans of the 192 Batallian of the CRPF were patrolling Pendhri area as part of the anti naxal operation at around 5 am, police said.

During the patrolling, one of the four IEDs planted near a tree got exploded, following which a search was launched and three explosives were detected and later defused, police added.

Combing operations were on to nab the Naxals, police said.