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Land mine recovered in Jharkhand

A 20-kg land mine, planted possibly by Maoists under a bridge on the outskirts of Ranchi was recovered on Friday, police said.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 19:19 IST

A 20-kg land mine, planted possibly by Maoists under a bridge on the outskirts of Ranchi was recovered on Friday, police said.

According to police, a search team was sent to the spot following an intelligence tip-off and it found the land mine near the Ganghat railway station, around 30 km from here. A bomb disposal team defused the land mine.

Officials said the land mine could have been planted by Maoist rebels, who often place explosives at several places, particularly under small bridges to target police teams.