Huge Quantity Of Explosives Hidden By Maoists Seized In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri: In a major success against left wing extremism (LWE) security forces seized a large quantity of explosives, suspected to have been kept by Maoists, in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Malkangiri’s district voluntary force (DVF) conducted a special operation and seized 12 land mines and 190 gelatine sticks buried in a forest near Dayaltung village under the jurisdiction of Kalimela police station on Odisha-Andhra border.

It is suspected that the explosives belonged to the Maoists, and would have been used by them to target civilians and security forces, a senior police official said.

It is suspected that the explosives dump was connected to the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of the banned CPI (Maoists).

Search operations in the area have been intensified following recovery of the explosives.

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