Malkangiri: A 5-kg landmine was recovered by BSF jawans from Gorasetu forest under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Sunday.
The security forces also recovered Maoist uniforms, walkie-talkies and other articles. The landmine has been successfully diffused.
Following the detection of landmine, BSF jawans have intensified combing operations in the region.
On January 8, the security forces had seized huge haul of arms and ammunition including hand grenades and other explosives after busting a major Maoist hideout in Kandhamal district.
The Maoist camp was busted during a joint combing operation by SOG jawans and DVF.
Last year, a country-made revolver, claymore mine and other explosives were also seized from a Maoist dump in Malkangiri district.
The Maoist dump was unearthed on October 26, 2020 during a joint combing operation launched by SOG and BSF jawans at several places under Jodamba police limits in the district.