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Jawan hurt in C’garh IED blast

Jawan hurt in C’garh IED blast

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Bijapur, February 11

A jawan of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites exploded in Bijapur district on Sunday, the police said.

Three explosive devices seized

  • Three IEDs, weighing 5 kg each, have been seized from the blast site between Dumripalnar and Timenar villages. These have been neutralised.
  • The jawan, who sustained injuries in the leg, was taken to Nelasnar primary health centre from where he was shifted to Dantewada hospital.

Three IEDs, weighing 5 kg each, were also recovered from the blast site between Dumripalnar and Timenar villages, an official said.

The explosion occurred around 9 am when a team of security personnel was out on an area domination operation, he said, adding a CAF jawan came in contact with a pressure IED, triggering the blast.

“The jawan sustained injuries in his leg and was rushed to Nelasnar primary health centre, from where he was shifted to Dantewada district hospital,” the official said. He would be airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, he added.

The security personnel also recovered three pressure IEDs, weighing 5 kg each, from the spot and neutralised them, he said. A search operation was underway in the area, the official added.

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