Malappuram : Landmines similar to those used in the military were found beneath railway overbridge at Kuttippuram in Malappuram district.
Five metal containers with explosive substance, two metal parts and six gunny bags were found scattered on the sand banks under the bridge over Bharathapuzha river last night, police said.
Landmines resemble the kind used in Iraq, Bosnia and Kuwait wars.
The discovery came after some locals tipped the police about unusual objects laying under the bridge.
Following the finding, bomb disposal squads rushed to the spot and collected the objects.
A probe is underway.