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Jawan killed in IED blast triggered by Naxals in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was killed when a pressure bomb planted by Naxals went off in Chhattisgarh's district this morning, police said.

The DRG team was out on an area domination operation in a forest near Tippapuram, about 500 kms from here, when the blast occurred, a senior police told

While cordoning off a nearby forest bordering Telangana, an of the DRG inadvertently stepped on the pressure improvised (IED) connection following which it exploded, he said.

The security personnel, identified as Sondhar Hemla, died on the spot, he said.

Efforts were on to retrieve the body from the forest, the said, adding that a combing operation was underway in the region.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 10:25 IST