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Two CRPF jawans injured in Sukma, evacuated

IANS  |  Raipur 

Two personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Left-wing extremists in Sukma district of on Friday and were evacuated by an helicopter.

IAF officials said the two injured (CRPF) personnel were evacuated to Raipur for medical treatment by an Mi-17V5 helicopter of IAF. The blast was triggered near Dornapal in Sukma district.

"Responding with alacrity to the call for casualty evacuation from CRPF, IAF team deployed at Jagadalpur swung into action and got airborne within minutes of receiving the request from the to evacuate their jawans injured in the IED blast," an IAF official said.

The Mi-17 V5 took off from Jagadalpur at 10 a.m. with a medical team on board.

After picking up the injured personnel from Sukma, the helicopter landed at Raipur around 12.30 p.m.

The treatment of injured personnel was underway at a private hospital.

On April 24, the Maoists killed 25 personnel in Sukma area of Twelve troopers were killed in a Maoist attack in Sukma earlier on March 11.



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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 21:18 IST