60 kg IED unearthed in Chhattisgarh

60 kg IED unearthed in Chhattisgarh

A massive 60 kg IED was unearthed by Indo-Tibetan Border Police troops in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops deployed in Rajnandgaon found the IED, stealthily placed 3 feet beneath a 'pukka road' between Kohka and Manpur during their patrol on Saturday, officials said.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), packed in a metal encasing, was complete with a trigger mechanism to set it off as soon as a vehicle goes over it. 

"A 60 kg IED, once detonated, would have brought huge loss of life. It can even destroy a mine protected vehicle. The security forces convoys are an obvious target," a senior security official said.