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Jharkhand: Four CRPF jawans injured in IED blasts

india Updated: Apr 02, 2016 14:28 IST
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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.(HT/Photo for representation)

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.

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