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Kerala: Police recovers explosives under rail bridge in Malappuram, terror angle suspected

Kerala Police on Friday recovered explosives near a railway bridge in Malappuram, news reports said. The incident was suspected to be an attempted terror attack, India Today reported.

Five metal containers containing explosives were found under the Kuttipuram railway bridge in Bharathappuzha, ANI reported.

According to Times Now, the bombs have been defused. The police is probing the incident, Deccan Chronicle reported.

The explosives were first spotted by passers-by, after which a team of senior police officers rushed to the spot and recovered the material, CNNews18 reported.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The containers had the wordings "Front toward enemy".

Police said the objects looked like land mines and the gunny bags were in military green colour.

The army and National Security Guard have been informed about the recovery and were expected to visit the spot and examine the objects, they said.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jan 05, 2018 19:15 PM

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