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Explosives seized in Odisha

A Maoist hideout was busted and a huge cache of explosives recovered by BSF personnel today from Kamipadar forest in Odisha’s Koraput district during an anti-Maoist operation. ‘There has been no injury or casualty. The Maosits had dumped the explosives to retrieve it at some future date for use,’ SDPO Laxmipur Y Jagannath Rao said. The recovered items include four landmines weighing 25 kg each, at least two county-made guns, one spare barrel, 25 metres of flexible wire, one plastic container, chemicals used for making landmines and one radio flash. ‘The landmines were very powerful and it was not safe to bring the explosives to the headquarters. All four landmines were blasted at the site,’ the SDPO said. In the past few weeks, the security personnel have raided scores of Maoist hideouts and recovered huge cache of dumped explosives.
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