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IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur leaves 2 CRPF personnel injured

While cordoning-off the forested patch near Rajpeta, the security men inadvertently stepped over the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), triggering the blast in which two of them got injured.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2016 14:28 IST
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Security personnel inspect the site of Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh.(PTI File Photo)

Two CRPFpersonnel, including an officer,wereinjuredin an IED bomb blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

The incident took place whenthe paramilitary personnelwere patrolling the Basaguda-Sarkegda route under Basaguda police station limits,ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

While cordoning-off the forested patch near Rajpeta, the security men inadvertently stepped over the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), triggering the blast in which two of them got injured, he said.

“Assistant commandant Neeraj Kumar and constable Manish, belonging to CRPF’s 168th battalion, sustained injuries in the explosion,” he said. Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and efforts were on to airlift the injured personnel to Raipur for treatment, he added.

First Published: Mar 30, 2016 14:28 IST