India: For the first time, four remote-control IEDs detected in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

The security forces have detected four remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an edgy district of Dantewada, about 450 km from Raipur.

“It’s for the first time such remote controlled IEDs were being planted by the Maoists in the conflict zone of Bastar. A combined team of 300 personnel from Dantewada district reserve guards, Special Task Forces (STF) and Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) were providing protection to the under construction road works when they saw suspected movement for 3-4 people in civilian dress fleeing are area near Barsur region. The forces immediately carried out the search operation in the region and traced four remote-controlled IED pressure bombs each weighing 4-5 kg,” said Dantewada district SP Abhishek Pallava.

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Source: The New Indian Express