Landmine blast yet again in Odisha, Youth dead
Kandhamal: A youth was killed in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast at Kiamunda village under Phiringia police limits of Kandhamal district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Priyaranjan Kanhar of the village.
Reportedly, it is being suspected that the IED was planted by the Maoists.
In a similar incident on February 5, a journalist, identified as Rohit Kumar Biswal, was killed in a landmine explosion by the Maoists near Mohangiri village in Madanpur-Rampur block in Odisha’s Kalahandi district. The explosives were allegedly planted by the Maoist outfit KKBN earlier and their target was the police and not the journalist.
Besides, the Maoists had also set two JCB machines on fire that were engaged in road construction work on Tuesday and had put up posters threatening to boycott the ensuing panchayat polls.