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Five CRPF men injured in a series of IED blasts

PTI 02 Apr 2016, 18:42:17 IST

Dhanbad: Five CRPF personnel were on Satuday injured in a series of improvised explosive device (IED) blasts carried out by Naxals in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

Deputy Inspector General (Bokaro range), Upendra Kumar Singh, said the CRPF personnel were on a patrol when the IED blasts took place at Chitpur village under Topchanchi police station around 12.15 p.m.

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The patrol party, including CRPF troops of the 154th battalion and personnel of the State police, exchanged fire with the naxals, the DIG said.

“All the injured jawans have been airlifted to Ranchi for treatment,” Mr. Singh added.

Few days back, seven CRPF men were killed in a deadly landmine blast executed by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.