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2 CRPF jawans injured in blast triggered by Naxals in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Two (CRPF) personnel were today injured in an IED blast triggered by at a forest in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

The incident took place this morning when a team of CRPF's 2nd battalion was out on an anti-operation in a forest area under Kerlapal police station limits, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI.


While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in which two jawans suffered injuries, he said.

Reinforcements were rushed to the spot soon after, he said.

The injured jawans were admitted in a local hospital in Sukma. They were stated to be out of danger, the DIG said.

Meanwhile, a combing operation was underway in the region, he said.

On April 24,as many as 25 personnel were killed and seven others injured when attacked a patrol party of the paramilitary troops while they were ensuring security to road construction work near Burkapal village in Sukma district.

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