2 CRPF jawans injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, March 18: Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were injured on Friday, March 18 in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Dantewada district, police said.

A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) jawan was injured when a pressure bomb, laid by Naxals, blasted in Badegurra forests of Kuwakonda police station limits early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap, said.


A composite squad of CRPF, its elite unit CoBRA and district forces were patrolling inside the forests of Kuwakonda. As soon as they reached Badegurra, a jawan stepped over a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, the SP said.

He belonged to CoBRA's 206th battalion. In another incident, a CRPF jawan sustained injuries after he was shot with an arrow by Naxals in Chikpal forest under Katekalyan police station limits late last night, the SP said.

A joint team of CRPF, Special Task Force (STF) and district force had launched an anti-naxal operation in the Katekalyan region, located around 450 kms away from here, during which they unearthed a 5 kg IED planted by Naxals.

On their way back, a jawan was hit by an arrow shot by a group of Naxals who fled into the forests when security forces launched retaliatory attack, he said, adding, the two jawans were rushed to Dantewada for treatment, he added.


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