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2 CRPF troopers injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

download-1Two CRPF troopers were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist rebels in the dense forest of Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district on Monday morning.

“An improvised explosive device was triggered by the Maoists around 9:20am when a patrolling team of CRPF’s 74thbattalion was patrolling in the rural area under Chintalnar police station area,” said a senior police official said.

The two CRPF troopers came under the vulnerable radius of the IEDs while one of the troopers stepped over a pressure IED connection triggering the blast that left two of them injured.
The CRPF troopers of 74th battalion were cordoning a patch near Wallemagu rivulets between Chintalnar and Narsapuram villages.

The injured have been indentified head constable Parvinder and constable P Sagar.

Security forces have launched a search operation in the area to nab the Maoist rebels.

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