Four landmines detected in Malkangiri district

Published on Apr 20, 2004 12:23 PM IST

Security forces have detected 4 landmines between Manyamkonda road and Rajgiri village in the naxalite infested Malkangiri district.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Malkangiri (orissa)

Security personnel have detected four landmines between Manyamkonda road and Rajgiri village under Kalimela police station in naxalite infested Malkangiri district, police said on Tuesday.

The explosive devices discovered yesterday had not been defused yet, the sources said.

Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and assembly are being held in the region today.

Helicopters have been hovering overhead since yesterday to maintain vigil over the area as the district has a history of naxalite activities.

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