Medininagar: Security personnel today recovered an IED planted by Maoists below Kala Pahar- Mahudand road in naxal-affected Palamau district, police said.
The Maoists has planted the five kg IEDs under the jurisdiction of Chatarpur police station to target security personnel, Superintendent of Police Mayur Patel said.
The recovery was made during an anti-Maoists campaign launched jointly by the CRPF and District Armed Police.
The Bomb Disposal squad members defused the explosive.
Patel said desperate Maoists wanted to target the security personnel who have launched operations against the banned ultra group.
The IED was detected at the spot where seven security personnel had lost their lives in a landmine blast triggered by the rebels a few months ago.