Malkangiri (Odisha): A Maoist attempt to target security personnel was foiled in Kadalibandha forest under Jodamaba police station in Malkangiri district on Tuesday.
The BSF jawans were on a routine combing operation in the Kadalibandha jungle when they recovered a huge cache of explosives. Those include 5 kg tiffin bombs, 2 pressure IEDs, one Maoist uniform, wires and batteries.
Later, the BSF jawans defused the tiffin bombs as well as pressure IEDs.
Earlier, a border security force jawan was critically injured during an improvised explosive device blast near Gogpadar village in Odisha. The incident was reported from Mathili block in Malkangiri.
The explosion took place when security forces were returning after carrying out a combing operation in the area. Sources said that the IED was planted by Maoists.