Powerful tiffin bomb recovered in Sukma

Security forces patrolling near Murliguda in Dornapal area of Sukma district recovered a 10kg tiffin bomb hidden beneath the road on Monday, police said. Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Sandilya said a joint team of district police and Central Reserve Police Force jawans recovered a powerful tiffin bomb on Konta-Banda Road. It was planted by Maoist insurgents to ambush security forces passing through this area.

According to Police department sources, a joint team of district police and CRPF from Dornapal was on its way to conduct a search operation in Dornapal area. Near Murliguda they spotted some fuse wire along the Konta-Banda Road. The search team immediately pressed bomb disposal squad into action which dug up the road and recovered a crude tiffin bomb of around 10 kg, enough to blow up any heavy vehicle.

Fuse wire and detonators were also recovered from the site. Notably, newly created Sukma district, a part of Dantewada, is located on the southern border of Chhattisgarh bordering Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and is considered as a stronghold of Maoist insurgents where the rebels virtually run a ‘Parallel Government.’

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