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Chhattisgarh: Six injured as Naxals trigger IED blast on BSF party in Bijapur

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 14 Nov 2018, 12:41:06 PM
Chhattisgarh: Six jawans injured as Naxals target BSF party in Bijapur with IED blast

New Delhi:

At least four Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, one DRG and a civilian were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on Wednesday morning. According to reports, the BSF jawans were returning from election duty when the Naxals attacked them. The first phase of polling in the Assembly Elections took place on Monday.

A gunfight between the Naxals and security personnel is currently on in the thickly forested area of Mahadev Ghati.

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The IED blast targeted a vehicle carrying BSF personnel who were being de-inducted from election duty. 

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"Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, belonging to 414th battalion, a District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawan, and a civilian, who was driving the vehicle, received injuries in the improvised explosive device (IED) blast," Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations), Sundarraj P told PTI.  Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured persons were shifted to a local hospital, he said, adding that a search operation was underway in the region.

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First Published : 14 Nov 2018, 10:47:56 AM