3 powerful IEDs found in Naxal-dominated area in Chhattisgarh

Three powerful improvised explosive devices, suspected to have been planted by Naxals, were found by CRPF in a road in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh, during a search operation after a mine exploded injuring 3 its personnel.

Updated: Jun 30, 2010, 21:54 PM IST

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.

PTI