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Five claymore anti-personnel mines unearthed in Kerala

THE ASIAN AGE. | NM SALIH
Published : Jan 6, 2018, 12:53 am IST
Updated : Jan 6, 2018, 12:53 am IST

These mines are used in ambush and against armoured vehicles and not used to bring down a building or bridge.

(Representational Image)
 (Representational Image)

Malappuram: The Malappuram police on Friday recovered five claymore anti-personnel mines, found abandoned under a bridge in Kuttippuram, some 130 km from Kochi, which sources say could be the handiwork of extremist elements.

The police have sought help of the Army and the National Security Guard to defuse the mines.

IG (Thrissur range) M.R. Ajith Kumar, said, he is unable to confirm for the purpose of suc.

These mines are used in ambush and against armoured vehicles and not used to bring down a building or bridge. The device is used mainly to immobilise enemy than kill. “The bag containing mines were abandoned. Prima facie it looks like the ones used by the Indian Army, but not confirmed. The exam would reveal more details,” said V.A. Ullas, DySP of Tirur.

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