Five IEDs recovered in Jharkhand; search underway

Ranchi: Five improvised explosive devices (IED) which were hidden by Maoists were recovered in Jharkhand’s Palamau district, police said on Tuesday, adding that the search is ongoing to find more explosives.

The five IEDs, each weighing five kilograms, were recovered from Jamundih village after the villagers informed the police. The search operation was launched on Monday and is still underway. Two IEDs were recovered on Monday and three on Tuesday.

“Five IEDs have been recovered. Search operation is going on. More IEDs may be recovered. Maoists had hidden the IEDs,” police official Sanjay Naik told reporters.

More than 50 landmines and IEDs have been recovered in the state so far this year.