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  • Cop injured in IED blast
  • Blast in Chhattisgarh's Sukma
  • Explosion during demining operation

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A District Reserve Gaurd (DRG) jawan was injured when an improvised explosive device or IED planted by Naxalites went off in Chattisgarh's Sukma district. 

Jawan injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, search operation underway

A District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawan was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites exploded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday morning, police said.

The incident took place near Saletong village under Kistaram police station area.

A new camp of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was set up in Saletong, a Naxal stronghold, on Tuesday to facilitate road construction and other development works.

Before setting up of the camp, joint teams of security personnel carried out demining operation in the vicinity to trace IEDs planted by Naxalites.

During that, DRG jawan Joga came in contact with a pressure IED, triggering the blast, the official said. Soon after this, the injured jawan was shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Search operation is currently underway in the area, the official said.


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