Landmine seized in Kandhamal

A powerful landmine planted on a road by Maoists was seized by security personnel in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.

The explosive device was found between Kotagada and Srirampur yesterday while the securitymen were returning after a combing operation in forests, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of G Udayagiri, Sesadeba Bariah said.

The landmine was defused.

Altogether nine explosive devices including landmines and tiffin bombs were seized from Baliguda sub-division from Maoist-affected district in the last one year, he said.

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