100 bombs planted by Maoists found in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) More than 100 improvised explosive devices -or crude bombs planted by the Maoist guerrillas were detected and defused in Jharkhand’s Latehar district on Sunday, the state police said.

According to a police officer, the improvised explosive devices planted in series were recovered from a jungle in Latehar, around 140 km from Ranchi.

The bombs were recovered during a search operation by security personnel.

The state police said the bombs were planted to target security personnel.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts in the state.

–IANS

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