32 landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Ranchi: A possible Maoist strike was averted in Jharkhand on the Republic Day Thursday with the recovery of 32 landmines from a jungle in Latehar district, police said.

The landmines, each weighing five kg, were planted in a row in Laap jungle of Latehar, some 130 km from Ranchi.

A police officer said the landmines were planted beneath an unpaved road used by police vehicles.

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