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Chhattisgarh elections: 5 Naxals neutralised by CoBRA Commandos

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Dantewada, Nov 12: At least five Naxals were killed and five CoBRA Commandos injured in the encounter that broke out between security forces and Naxals in Bijapur's Pamed area on Monday.

All the CoBRA personnel are out of danger, two of them have been airlifted. The encounter broke out in Bijapur's Pamed area as voting is underway for 10 out of 18 seats in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Election.

Chhattisgarh elections: Naxals trigger IED blasts, polling continues

As Chhattisgarh was gearing up for voting, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast was triggered by Naxals on Tumakpal-Nayanar road at around 5:30 am to target security forces. No casualties were reported. No harm. The polling party safely reached to Nayanar polling booth No. 183.

Also Read | Chhattisgarh assembly poll 2018 LIVE: 2 jawans injured in encounter with naxalites, polling continue

Security forces defused IED detected on the road leading to Dwarapara polling booth, under PS Bairamgarh in Bijapur.

Also, 1-2 kilograms of IED was blasted by Naxals near Tumakpal camp in Katekalyan block.

In a separate incident, three IEDs have been detected near a polling booth in Konta's Banda and CRPF Bomb disposal squad is in the process of defusing. The polling is underway at a makeshift booth under a tree.

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