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.