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CRPF Jawan Injured in IED Blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur

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The incident took place early morning near Tarrem village under Basaguda police station when a team of CRPF's 168th Battalion was out on an area domination operation.

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  • Last Updated: November 22, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
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Bijapur: A CRPF jawan was injured on Friday when a pressure bomb placed by naxals went off in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place early morning near Tarrem village under Basaguda police station when a team of CRPF's 168th Battalion was out on an area domination operation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Divyang Patel said. While the patrolling team was cordoning off a forest near Tarrem, 450 km from the state capital Raipur, a paramilitary jawan inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED connection triggering the blast that left him injured.

The injured constable Munna Kumar was shifted to a local hospital, Patel said, adding a combing operation was underway in the area.

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