anti-maoist-operationBhubaneswar: Two powerful landmines, weighing 20-25 kg each, were seized on the Jeypore-Malkangiri road near Tanginiguda in Boipariguda police station area, during a joint combing operation by the BSF and the state police in Kandhamal district on Wednesday.

The combing operation was carried out after the police received specific inputs regarding the landmines.

The landmines were suspected to have been planted by Maoists targeting the security personnel. However, no one was arrested in this connection as no one was present at the spot.

Both the landmines were defused by the experts of BSF, sources said.

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

Source: 360 NS