BSF trooper hurt in Odisha mine blast

Last Updated: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 11:26

Bhubaneswar: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha`s Koraput district, police said.
The incident occurred in a forested area near Palur village, over 600 km from here, during a combing operation by the BSF.
"One BSF trooper has sustained minor injury. Others narrowly escaped the blast," Superintendent of Police Avinash Kumar told a news agency.

Maoists are active in more than half of the state and Koraput district is considered their strong hold.


First Published: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 11:26

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