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Chhattisgarh: One CRPF personnel killed, one injured in IED blast in Puswada

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One CRPF personnel was killed and one injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Puswada.

The injured jawan was of 206 CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) battalion injured in an IED blast.

Chhattisgarh: One CRPF personnel killed, one injured in IED blast in Puswada

The IED blast occured around 7.45 am in a forest near Puswada village when a road opening party of the 206th battalion of CoBRA was out on patrolling, a senior police official told PTI.

The road opening party had launched the operation between Timilwada to Dornapal, around 500 km away from here, he said.

While the security personnel were cordoning off a forest near Puswada, the CoBRA official came in contact with a pressure improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Maoists beneath the dirt track, that exploded leaving the two personnel, including him, injured, he said.

The injured jawan will be airlifted to Raipur for further medication, he said.

A combing operation has been launched in the area to nab the ultras, he added.

(with PTI inputs)

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