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Four CRPF jawans injured in IED blast

Four CRPF personnel were injured on Saturday in a series of IED blasts carried out by Naxals in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Officials said the incident occurred near Topchanchi-Jitpur axis when bike-borne troops of the force were out on patrol in district that is affected by Left Wing extremism.

Four CRPF jawans injured in IED blast
CRPF Jawans (Representational Image)


“The team was led by a senior officer in the rank of second-in-command. The injuries that were sustained by the troops are not critical,” they added.

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 12.15 pm. Reinforcements have reached the spot and the injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital, they said. Jharkhand DGP D K Pandey and senior officials will visit the site to conduct further investigation, they added.

Few days back, seven CRPF men were killed in a deadly landmine blast executed by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattiagarh.

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