Security forces, CRPF and state police recovered a 15 kg Improved Explosive Device (IED) on Wednesday in Bokaro, Jharkhand (September 8), foiling a possible attack.
The CRPF said in a statement, "The troops immediately cordoned off the area by positioning themselves at the safe distances and the Bomb Detection and Disposal (BDD) squad demolished the IED in situ."
Security forces received credible intelligence input indicating the Maoists planting an IED in the area under Nimiyaghat Police Station, Bokaro, Jharkhand, to target the security forces mentioned in the statement.
CRPF's 154 Battalion and the state police launched an operation to detect the IED before it could cause any damage and recovered the IED at 11:45, states the statement.
"The troops scanned the area to identify any tell-tale signs and discovered a 15kg IED planted in a culvert between Makhan-Chechariya area under Nimiyaghat Police Station," said in a statement.
(With Inputs From ANI)