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20 kg Explosive Found Inside Plastic Container In Jharkhand Forest

The CRPF informed about the recovery of the explosive device in a tweet.

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand:

The 22-battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday seized an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), weighing 20 kg.

The explosive device was found hidden inside a steel container during a search operation in a forested area of Hazaribagh.

The search operation was conducted jointly with the state police in a forested area of Jobhi Khutwar axis in Hazaribagh district.

The CRPF informed about the recovery of the explosive device in a tweet.

“Force multiplier: During an operation in the forest area of Jobhi Khutwar, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, #CRPF’s K9 Mallet led the troops of 22 Bn #CRPF and @JharkhandPolice to a hidden IED weighing 20 Kg. The IED was destroyed in situ,” CRPF said in a tweet.

The troops were accompanied by a sniffer dog, Mallet, who indicated the presence of explosives. Following Mallet’s lead, which pointed towards thick bushes near a beaten track, the troops recovered the IED planted in a steel container.

The area was cordoned off and the bomb detection and disposal squad diffused the device following standard safety and security protocols.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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