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2 CRPF jawans injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur: Two CRPF jawans were today injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals on an under-construction road in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

The incident took place when a team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was patrolling to ensure security of the under-construction Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road which passes through the restive dense forests, under Aranpur police station limits, a CRPF official told PTI.

When the security men were cordoning-off a patch near Kondapara village, two personnel inadvertently stepped over a pressure IED, triggering the blast.

Constables Umashankar and Aman, belonging to CRPF’s 231st battalion, were injured in the blast, he said.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured were being taken to Dantewada from where they will be airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the official said.

Troopers have many a times suffered losses due to pressure IED blasts on this route in recent past, he said.

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