Raipur, Feb 21 (PTI) Two Naxals were today arrested and a powerful 16 kg tiffin bomb was recovered from them in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district, police said.

The cadres Sukaram Salaam (23) and Lamkuram Korram (21) were apprehended from the forest between Aadnar and Chema villages under Bayanar police station limits when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was out on a search operation, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Maheshwar Nag told PTI.

During interrogation, the duo admitted that they were active as janmilitia members in Temrugaon village of neighbouring Narayanpur district, he said.

Besides, one 16 kg IED, detonator, electric wire, Maoist banners and literature were also recovered from their possession, he said.

The ultras informed that the explosive was meant to target security forces in the area, the ASP said adding their interrogation was underway.

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