Seven IEDs defused in Jharkhand

The police on Tuesday seized seven landmines planted in Chatra district in Jharkhand.

A joint team of the state police and the CRPF seized the seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which were planted in a series under the Lawalong police station area in Chatra district.

According to the police, Maoist elements had planted the seven IEDs in a series near a school to target the security forces. Each of the devices weighed 5 kg. Later, the bombs were defused by a bomb disposal squad.

The Superintendent of Police (Operations) of Chatra district, Nigam Prasad, said that the police had received a tip-off that Maoists had planted seven IEDs near a school following which a team of district police and CRPF personnel was sent to the spot.