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CRPF Jawan Injured In IED Blast In Chhattsigarh’s Naxal-Hit Sukma District

The incident took place at around 7.30 am near Kamarguda police camp under the Jagargunda police station area when a squad of CRPF’s 231st battalion was out on a search operation.

1 CRPF jawan injured in IED blast (Representational Image)
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A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was on Wednesday injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Naxalites, exploded in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, a senior police official said.

The incident took place at around 7.30 am near Kamarguda police camp under the Jagargunda police station area when a squad of CRPF’s 231st battalion was out on a search operation, he said.

The IED exploded around a kilometre away from the camp on Sukma-Dantewada inter-district border, resulting in minor splinter injuries on the legs of assistant sub-inspector Sagar Singh Tomar, he said. 

The jawan was administered first aid at the camp and was being shifted to a local hospital in Dantewada, the official said.

The blast took place on the strategically important Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road, construction of which was recently completed.

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