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162 IEDs recovered in Bihar’s Aurangabad

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According to an official statement, initially, 13 IEDs were detected in the Maoist dominated areas in Laduiya Pahad in Aurangabad. During the course of the search operation, the troops reached a cave and recovered 149 IEDs weighing about a kilogram each. The CRPF destroyed the IEDs in a controlled explosion while following all precautions.

“With the intensive operations conducted by CRPF and Bihar Police against the outlawed Maoists, the State is inching towards normalcy. The operations are continuing in the areas which were earlier considered to be strongholds of Maoists, with the objective of demining the IEDs planted by the Maoists and recovering arms and ammunition that they must have left hidden while fleeing in haste,” reads the statements.

“In one such search and destroy operation by CRPF and Bihar Police in the area of Laduiya Pahad, Aurangabad on January 27, 13 pressure IEDs were detected initially,” it reads.

“The troops destroyed the IEDs in situ and continued with the operation. When they reached near a cave and scanned the cave carefully, 149 IEDs weighing about a kg each were recovered. The troops demolished the IEDs in situ observing prescribed security precautions,” the statement further informed.


The Statesman

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