Independence Day 2018: Two ITBP jawans injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

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Two jawans of the ITBP were injured on Wednesday when a pressure bomb laid by naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district, police said.

The incident took place near Mistri village when a team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was out on a search operation in view of the Independence Day celebrations, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.

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While the patrolling team was cordoning off a forest near the village, located around 150 km from here, a jawan came in contact with a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists, he said.

He said the IED exploded, causing minor splinter injuries to two constables of the ITBP’s 44th battalion.

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Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured were brought to a hospital in Mohla where they were provided preliminary treatment.

The injured were being shifted to Rajnandgaon, he said, adding a combing operation was underway in the area.

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