Bombs seized from Maoist dump in Odisha

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 14:00 hrs

Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Police and security forces Wednesday unearthed a Maoist dump in Odisha and recovered arms and explosives, an official said.

A joint team of the paramilitary forces and police raided a forest near Gadargudi village of Rayagada district, nearly 400 km from here, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandit told IANS.

A landmine was planted in a nearby road targeting the team. However, the party unearthed it, he said.

The items recovered from the dump include one country-made hand grenade, one claymore bomb weighing half kg, 21 detonators, a landmine weighing six kg, a pair of Maoist uniforms and three kg potassium nitrate, he said.

Maoists are active in more than half of the state's 30 districts. The district of Rayagada is considered one of their strongholds.

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