3 powerful IEDs found in Naxal-dominated area in Chhattisgarh
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 21:54
Raipur: Three powerful improvised explosive devices, suspected to have been planted by Naxals, were today found embedded by CRPF in a road in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh, during a search operation after a mine exploded injuring three its personnel.

The IEDs were traced by the force in a forest area adjoining Cherpal village after the jawans suffered injuries while trying to deactivate and remove a mine, a senior CRPF officer said.

"Three personnel sustained minor injuries in the forests adjoining Cherpal village when a mine went off while they were demining the Bijapur-Gangalur road," a senior CRPF official said. The road is used by CRPF.

He said during the search operation, three powerful IEDs, each weighing 10 kgs, were found.

The security personnel had undertaken the demining exercise after receiving a tip off that Naxals had planted landmines on a stretch of the road.

Naxals had yesterday ambushed a CRPF contingent in the state's Narayanpur district killing 26 personnel of the force.


First Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 21:54

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