Naxals carry out series of blasts in Dhanbad, four CRPF personnel injured

Ranchi: Four CRPF personnel were on Saturday injured in a series of IED blasts carried out by Naxals in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

Officials said the incident occurred near Topchanchi-Jitpur axis when bike-borne troops of the force were out on patrol in the Left Wing Extremism affected areas of the district.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Four troops have been injured after a series of IED blasts occurred in the area. The team was led by a senior officer in the rank of Second-in-command.The injuries are not critical," they said.

CRPF troops belonging to the 154th battalion, along with those from state police, were out for a Long Range Patrol when they encountered a series of IED blasts around 1215 PM.

Reinforcements have reached the spot and the injured are being evacuated to a nearby hospital, they said.

Jharkhand DGP D K Pandey and senior officials are reaching the spot, they added.

Few days back, seven CRPF men were killed in a deadly landmine blast executed by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattiagarh.


Updated Date: Apr 02, 2016 15:02 PM

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