Malkangiri: A powerful landmine and three country-made guns hidden by Maoists were recovered during combing operation by security forces in Malkangiri district today.

The landmine was recovered during a joint combing operation by BSF jawans and police personnel at a place close to the spot where four BSF officers and personnel were killed in a landmine blast recently.

In another similar operation by the BSF jawans and district police personnel, three country-made guns were recovered in Takepadar jungle of Sarugbadha under Chitrakonda police station.

No one was arrested in this connection as no one was present at the spot.

Meanwhile combing operation and patrolling has been intensified in the sensitive areas after the seizure inorder to prevent any major incident.