Chhattisgarh IED blast injures three CRPF jawans

Raipur: Three CRPF personnel were injured on Monday in an IED blast during an anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Officials said the incident took place early on Monday morning near the Chintagufa-Burkapal axis when troops of 74th battalion were sanitising a track.

There personnel, including an Inspector rank official, were injured in a blast from a hidden improvised explosive device (IED).

Officials added that the three personnel are being airlifted to nearby Jagdalpur for medical care and aid.

Sukma is one of the worst Maoist violence affected districts of the state in the Bastar region.

The Naxalites have frequently targeted tribal, police and government workers in what they say is a fight for improved land rights and more jobs for neglected agricultural labourers and the poor. The Naxalites claim that they are following a strategy of rural rebellion similar to a protracted people's war against the government.

Updated Date: Apr 18, 2016 14:47 PM

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