Published On : Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

CRPF jawan killed, another one injured in IED blast

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A CRPF jawan was killed and another one injured today when the Naxals triggered an IED blast followed by firing in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

The incident took place at around 11.15am when a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force’s 231st battalion and district force was patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road which passes through the restive dense forests under Aranpur police station limits, a senior police official said.

When the security men were cordoning-off a patch between Kondapara and Kondasawli villages, the Maoists detonated the improvised explosive device (IED) and started firing in which two head constables were injured, he said.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured personnel were airlifted to Raipur for treatment, he said.