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4 CRPF personnel injured in land mine attack

Press Trust of India  |  Latehar (Jharkhand) 

Four personnel including an assistant commandant were injured in a land mine in Latu jungle under Baresaad police station of Naxal-affected Latehar district today, police said.

The land mine was allegedly laid by the (Maoists), sources said.

DIG Vipul Shukla said an assistant commandant Gengte, Havildar Nitesh Pandey, Gopal Yadav and Deepak Singh of the para-military force sustained injuries in the incident.

All the injured have been shifted by helicopter to Ranchi for better treatment, he said.

The incident occurred in course of an anti-Naxal operation in the foothills of Budha Pahar -- a suspected strong base of the

As soon as they reached the foothills, an took place, injuring the security personnel who were cordoning off the Budha Pahar following an incident of abduction of some villagers in adjoining Garwah district.

Budha Pahar borders adjacent districts such as Garwah, Gumla as well as the state of Chattisgarh.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 00:22 IST