Landmine seized in Kandhamal

Phulbani: A powerful landmine planted on a road by Maoists was seized by security personnel in Kandhamal district.

The explosive device was found between Kotagada and Srirampur on Friday while the securitymen were returning after a combing operation in forests, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of G Udayagiri, Sesadeba Bariah said.

The landmine was defused.

Altogether nine explosive devices including landmines and tiffin bombs were seized from Baliguda sub-division from Maoist-affected district in the last one year, he said.