Four CRPF personnel were injured in a series of IED blasts carried out by maoists in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand on Saturday.
Officials said the incident occurred near Topchanchi-Jitpur axis when bike-borne troops of the force were out on patrol in the Left wing extremism affected areas of the district.
“Four troops have been injured after a series of IED blasts occurred in the area. The team was led by a senior officer in the rank of second-in-command. The injuries are not critical,” they said.
CRPF troops belonging to the 154th battalion, along with those from state police, were out for a long-range patrol when they encountered a series of IED blasts around 12:15pm.
Reinforcements have reached the spot and the injured are being evacuated to a nearby hospital, they said.
Jharkhand DGP DK Pandey and senior officials are reaching the spot, they added.
Few days ago, seven CRPF men were killed in a deadly landmine blast executed by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.