Five CRPF personnel injured in a series of IED blasts

Deputy Inspector General (Bokaro range) Upendra Kumar Singh said the CRPF personnel were on a Long Range patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) blasts took place at Chitpur.

PTI| Updated: Apr 02, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

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

Deputy Inspector General (Bokaro range) Upendra Kumar Singh said the CRPF personnel were on a Long Range patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) blasts took place at Chitpur village under Topchanchi police station around 12.15 PM.

The patrol party, including CRPF troops of the 154th battalion and personnel of the state police, exchanged fire with the Left ultras, the DIG said, but did not elaborate.

"All the injured jawans have been airlifted to Ranchi for treatment," Singh added.

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