Five-kg bomb found in Chhattisgarh, defused

Updated on : May 22,2017   4:46 pm

Kanker (Chhattisgarh), May 22 (IANS) A five-kg explosive packed in a lunchbox and planted under a bridge in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh was found on Monday by security forces, police said.

The improvised bomb was later defused by security forces.

Kanker Sub-Divisional Police Officer Rajkumar Markam said the explosive was planted on the Amabeda-Dhanora road by Maoists as part of their plan to trigger a blast.

A joint team of police and paramilitary force found the explosive during a search operation, he said.