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CRPF officer injured in IED blast triggered by Naxals

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

An of the CRPF's elite unit was injured today when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) laid by naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh's district, police said.

The incident took place near Timilguda village, around 500 km from here, when a team of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was out on an area domination operation, Superintendent of Police told

When the patrolling team was on way back to its camp, inadvertently stepped on the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, he said.

The commandant, belonging to CoBRA's 201st battalion, received in his abdomen, he said.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured was shifted to a field hospital of the paramilitary force in Chintalnar, Meena said.

Efforts were on to airlift the to Raipur, but the bad weather and continuous rainfall in the area were hampering the evacuation operation, another police official said.

The is a specialised unit of the Central Reserve Police Force and is proficient in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare. It is ranked among one most experienced and successful law enforcement units in the country.

Yesterday, 15 Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in a dense forest in Sukma, police earlier said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 13:10 IST