Raipur: A five-kilogram bomb, planted by Naxals, was recovered from a forest in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said on Sunday.
Acting on a specific input, a squad of district force recovered the improvised explosive device (IED) last evening from the main road between Khallari and Thema villages, Kanker’s additional superintendent of police Jaiprakash Badhai told PTI.
He said the IED was hidden beneath the road which was frequently used by security forces during patrolling in the region.
The bomb disposal squad immediately destroyed the explosive, Badhai said.
The Maoists plant IEDs to target security forces and stall developmental works in the state, a senior police officer had earlier said.
They mostly plant landmines close to trees and culverts. Several times in the past security men as well as villagers have become victims of such Maoist blasts, he said.