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LTTE techniques give Maoists lethal capabilities in IED use

[PTI, Monday, 17 May 2010 21:13 No Comment]

The deadly Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack by Maoists in Chattisgarh today was strikingly similar to the precision strikes of the LTTE in its battle against Sri Lankan soldiers before being wiped out.

The device itself is believed to have been planted days before today’s strike in which at least 40 persons were killed, officials said today.

The IED was triggered by the Naxals armed with real-time intelligence that Special Police Officers (SPOs) were travelling in the civilian bus.

The Left Wing Extremists used the technique to blow-up a civilian bus today in which at least 40 people were feared killed, officials said.

They attacked by digging a tunnel on either side of the road to reach the concrete top from below to plant the IED, they said.

"In this way, they do not disturb the crust so to avoid any suspicion.

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