Landmine Blasts Jolt Chhattisgarh, 7 Jawan Killed


Raipur: Seven CRPF personnel have been killed in a Naxal landmine blast in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.

According to the initial reports, the Maoists blew up the vehicle in which jawans of CRPF’s 230th Batallion were travelling. The IED blast took place near Mokhpal village.

Earlier in the day, two CRPF personnel, including an officer, were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

The incident took place when the paramilitary personnel were patrolling the Basaguda-Sarkegda route under Basaguda police station limits, Bijapur Additional
Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

A vehicle carrying the security forces was blown up by the Naxals on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place when the paramilitary personnel were patrolling the Basaguda-Sarkegda route under Basaguda police station limits, ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

While cordoning-off the forested patch near Rajpeta, the security men inadvertently stepped over the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), triggering the blast in which two of them got injured, he said.

“Assistant commandant Neeraj Kumar and constable Manish, belonging to CRPF’s 168th battalion, sustained injuries in the explosion,” he said. Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and efforts were on to airlift the injured personnel to Raipur for treatment, he added.