Security forces recover huge cache of explosives in eastern India

10:20, June 06, 2010      

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Indian security forces have recovered a huge cache of 260 kg of improvised explosive device ( IED) believed to be hidden by the extreme left-wing Naxal rebels in the eastern state of Jharkhand, a senior police official said Saturday.

"The explosives were recovered during a routine search operation. The IED was meant to cause explosion in the state. Naxals have procured the explosives to disrupt public services," he said.

A probe has been launched into the source of the explosives, the official said, adding that the security forces are also on the lookout to nab the Naxalite rebels.

Naxalites use IED to cause explosions, particularly on roads and railway tracks.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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