Raipur, Sep 15: Two powerful explosives allegedly planted by Naxals, were today recovered by security forces in separate actions in two Maoist-hit districts of Chhattisgarh.
While a 10-kg pipe bomb was recovered from Rajnandgaon district, an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing five kg, was detected in the adjoining Kanker district, a senior police official said.
A joint team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police had launched a combing operation in the interiors of Khadgaon police station area of Rajnandgaon.
"The pipe bomb was spotted in Godavari mines area on Dorba village route, which averted a major mishap," the official said.
Similarly, a joint team of Border Security Force and District Police unearthed the IED from Tadoki-Padbeda kuchha track under Taodki police station area.
A 25-meter wire was also recovered from the spot, he said.
The explosives were meant to harm security personnel during their operations in the region, the official said, adding the Bomb Disposal Squad immediately defused the bombs.