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Two police commandos injured in blast targeting polling party

Press Trust of India  |  Gadchiroli 

Two police commandos were injured in a blast triggered by Naxals, while escorting a polling party in Maharashtra's district Thursday.

The blast was the second in the day and third since Wednesday, police said.

The injured commandos were from police's C-60 force, an said. The blast was triggered using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police said.

The blast took place near Hetri village in Etapalli tehsil when the polling party was returning to the district headquarters after the voting was over, said a police

As the team reached Parsalgondi area, the IED was triggered and two C-60 commandos were seriously injured, he said.

They were taken to a hospital in

Earlier in the morning, Naxals triggered an IED blast near a polling booth in Waghezari area, 150 metres from a polling booth, in the district.

Nobody was injured in that blast.

On Wednesday, Naxals denoted an IED at Gatta Jambia village in Etapalli tehsil when a polling party was heading for a polling station. A CRPF jawan was injured.

was among the seven seats in where polling took place Thursday.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:50 IST